Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Boise, Idaho business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Boise, Idaho business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS 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 support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Boise, Idaho for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Boise, ID business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.