Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 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on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value from the software.

The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft 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 tested experts have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Cleveland, Ohio business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Cleveland, Ohio business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the upgrade process.

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

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

  • Education
    Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Cleveland, Ohio for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Cleveland, OH business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.