Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most business value from the software.

The more an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Boise, Idaho business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control cost.

Progent can assist your Boise, Idaho company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

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

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

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Boise, Idaho for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

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