Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most business value out of the application.

The more a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Aurora, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Aurora, Colorado company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration project.

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

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

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Aurora, Colorado for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Aurora, CO business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.