Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of 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 running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Los Angeles, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Los Angeles, California business in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Los Angeles, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Los Angeles, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.