Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Baltimore, Maryland business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Baltimore, Maryland company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Baltimore, Maryland for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Baltimore, MD business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.