Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of 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 running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most business value out of the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Santa Rosa, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.

Progent can assist your Santa Rosa, California company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Santa Rosa, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

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