Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum business value out of the software.

The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals 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 experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Modesto, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Modesto, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote sources.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Modesto, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Modesto, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.