Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most benefit from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Sherman Oaks, California business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent can help your Sherman Oaks, California company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for validating the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Sherman Oaks, California for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Sherman Oaks, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.