Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Anchorage, Alaska business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Anchorage, Alaska business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier 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 supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, 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, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Anchorage, Alaska for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Anchorage, AK business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.