Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most business value from the application.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Alexandria, Virginia business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Alexandria, Virginia business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Alexandria, Virginia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Alexandria, VA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.