Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Manchester, New Hampshire business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Manchester, New Hampshire company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

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

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Manchester, New Hampshire for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Manchester, NH business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.