Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value from the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Mission Viejo, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Mission Viejo, California business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features of GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, 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 supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Mission Viejo, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Mission Viejo, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.