Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most benefit from the software.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Fremont, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Fremont, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Fremont, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services 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 MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Fremont, 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.