Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most business value from the application.

The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Napa, California business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Napa, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Napa, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Napa, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.