Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Allentown, Pennsylvania business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Allentown, Pennsylvania company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. 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
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Allentown, Pennsylvania for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Allentown, PA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.