Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.

The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Hayward, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Hayward, California business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

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 experience with core technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Hayward, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Hayward, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.