Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.

The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support 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 like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Downers Grove, Illinois business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Downers Grove, Illinois company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Downers Grove, Illinois for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Downers Grove, IL business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.