Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective 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 environment efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Hayward, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Hayward, California business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a test system for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Hayward, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft 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 application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.