Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the application.

The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Roseville, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Roseville, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom 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 on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Roseville, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.