Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the software.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from 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 economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Columbus, Ohio business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Columbus, Ohio business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

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

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Columbus, OH business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.