Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most business value from the software.

The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Anchorage, Alaska business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Anchorage, Alaska company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Anchorage, Alaska for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Anchorage, AK business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.