Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations 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 legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most business value from the application.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Huntington Beach, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of 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, basic user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent can help your Huntington Beach, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Huntington Beach, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

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