Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your San Rafael, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your San Rafael, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

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

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in San Rafael, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your San Rafael, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.