Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Another common complaint we hear from new clients is that they just couldnít identify experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to extract the most from the software.

The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure you get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help you in each phase of your migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's consulting expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If you need a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.