Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most business value out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Centennial, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Centennial, Colorado company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

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

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

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

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

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

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Centennial, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Centennial, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.