Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, 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 are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your San Diego UCSD, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent can help your San Diego UCSD, California business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for validating the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating 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 optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in San Diego UCSD, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your San Diego UCSD, CA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.