Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available 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 distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your San Rafael, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your San Rafael, California business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a test system for validating the migration process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in San Rafael, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your San Rafael, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.