Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible 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 overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Irvine, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent can assist your Irvine, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services 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. Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Irvine, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

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