Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most benefit out of the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your San Rafael, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.

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

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in San Rafael, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

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