Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.

The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Eugene, Oregon business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Eugene, Oregon company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

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

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    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 effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions 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 can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Eugene, Oregon for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Eugene, OR business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.