Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the software.

The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Fargo, North Dakota business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Fargo, North Dakota company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Fargo, North Dakota for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Fargo, ND business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.