Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Mission Viejo, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Mission Viejo, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features of the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Mission Viejo, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

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