Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually 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 about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the software.

The more a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Durham, North Carolina business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Durham, North Carolina business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Durham, North Carolina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Durham, NC business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.