Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Broomfield, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Broomfield, Colorado company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Broomfield, Colorado for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Broomfield, CO business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.