Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the application.

The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Rancho Cordova, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Rancho Cordova, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed 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 deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help 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 development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Rancho Cordova, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

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