Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted 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 two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Detroit, Michigan business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can help your Detroit, Michigan company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Detroit, Michigan for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Detroit, MI business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.