Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum benefit from the software.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Detroit, Michigan business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can help your Detroit, Michigan company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

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

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Detroit, Michigan for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Detroit, MI business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.