Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit from the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Denver, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent can assist your Denver, Colorado business in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Denver, Colorado for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Denver, CO business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.