Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit out of the software.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Centennial, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Centennial, Colorado company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can 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 modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Centennial, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Centennial, CO business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.