Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.

The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Sacramento, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Sacramento, California business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Sacramento, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Sacramento, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.