Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions 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 customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent can help your Detroit, Michigan company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest 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 associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Microsoft 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 environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software 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 provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Detroit, Michigan for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Detroit, MI business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.