Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations 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for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most business value from the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Aurora, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Aurora, Colorado company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

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 support services in Aurora, Colorado for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Aurora, CO business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.