Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum business value out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Broomfield, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Broomfield, Colorado company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration project.

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Broomfield, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Broomfield, CO business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.