Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Baltimore, Maryland business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent can assist your Baltimore, Maryland company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features of the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible 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 resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support 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 need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Baltimore, Maryland for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Baltimore, MD business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.