Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most business value out of the software.

The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Bellevue, Washington business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key 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 Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Bellevue, Washington company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Bellevue, Washington for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Bellevue, WA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.