Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum business value from the application.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your San Francisco, California business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your San Francisco, California company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features of GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first 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 development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in San Francisco, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from 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 Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your San Francisco, CA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.