Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value from the application.

The more a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Albany, New York business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your Albany, New York company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

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

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent 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 products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Albany, New York for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Albany, NY business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.