Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Napa, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your Napa, California company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of the product that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for validating the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Napa, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Napa, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.