Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value from the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Bellevue, Washington business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can help your Bellevue, Washington company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

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

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Bellevue, Washington for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Bellevue, WA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.