Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.

The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Manhattan Beach, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent can assist your Manhattan Beach, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test system for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Manhattan Beach, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Manhattan Beach, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.