Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Boston, Massachusetts business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Boston, Massachusetts business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

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

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts 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 experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Boston, Massachusetts for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Boston, MA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.