Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most benefit from the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Aurora, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Aurora, Colorado company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Aurora, Colorado for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

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