Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most business value from the software.

The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Huntington Beach, California business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Huntington Beach, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Microsoft 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 environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, 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 architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Huntington Beach, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Huntington Beach, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.