Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the application.

The more a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed 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 Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Fremont, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can assist your Fremont, California business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Fremont, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

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