Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the software.

The more an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Sacramento, California business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent can help your Sacramento, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Sacramento, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

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

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