Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most business value out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Long Beach, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Long Beach, California company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Long Beach, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Long Beach, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.