Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Another common complaint we hear from new customers is that they just couldn't find veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to extract the most business value from the application.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help you get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help you in each facet of your upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's support services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If you need a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.