Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the software.

The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Palo Alto, California business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Palo Alto, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

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

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Palo Alto, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

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