Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.

The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Aurora, Colorado business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

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

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

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

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

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

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Aurora, CO business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.