Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most business value out of the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market 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. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Baltimore, Maryland business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Baltimore, Maryland company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Baltimore, Maryland for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Baltimore, MD business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.