Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Boston, Massachusetts business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent can help your Boston, Massachusetts company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, 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 support services in Boston, Massachusetts for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Boston, MA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.