Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum business value from the software.

The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Minneapolis, Minnesota business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can help your Minneapolis, Minnesota business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Minneapolis, MN business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.