Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems 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Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum business value from the software.

The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Dayton, Ohio business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Dayton, Ohio company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Dayton, Ohio for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Dayton, OH business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.