Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations 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 legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Fargo, North Dakota business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent can help your Fargo, North Dakota company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Fargo, North Dakota for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

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

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