Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Pleasanton, California business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Pleasanton, California company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Pleasanton, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Pleasanton, CA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.