Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most benefit from the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Mission Viejo, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Mission Viejo, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features of the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Mission Viejo, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Mission Viejo, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.