Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, 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 postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your San Rafael, California business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

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

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible 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.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in San Rafael, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

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