Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value from the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Eugene, Oregon business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Eugene, Oregon company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Eugene, Oregon for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Eugene, OR business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.