Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value from the application.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Alexandria, Virginia business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Alexandria, Virginia business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Alexandria, Virginia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Alexandria, VA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.