Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Colorado Springs, Colorado business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent can help your Colorado Springs, Colorado company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Colorado Springs, Colorado for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Colorado Springs, CO business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.