Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft 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 around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the application.

The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Bellevue, Washington business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Bellevue, Washington company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

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

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

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Bellevue, Washington for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Bellevue, WA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.