Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. 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 installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum business value from the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your San Mateo, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your San Mateo, California business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

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

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
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 has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. 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)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in San Mateo, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your San Mateo, CA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.