Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most business value from the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Colorado Springs, Colorado business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent can help your Colorado Springs, Colorado business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

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

Read/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 ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Colorado Springs, CO business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.