Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value from the software.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Boston, Massachusetts business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Boston, Massachusetts business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for validating the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Boston, Massachusetts for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Boston, MA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.