Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants 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 software.

The more a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Riverside, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can help your Riverside, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (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
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Riverside, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Riverside, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.