Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of 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.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Baltimore, Maryland business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Baltimore, Maryland for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Baltimore, MD business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.