Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum benefit from the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Roseville, California business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.

Progent can help your Roseville, California business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Roseville, California for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by 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 Migration Support
If your Roseville, CA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.