Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Chandler, Arizona business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Chandler, Arizona company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Chandler, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Chandler, AZ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.