Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the software.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Los Angeles, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Los Angeles, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Los Angeles, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Los Angeles, CA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.