Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most business value out of the software.

The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Montreal, Quebec business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Montreal, Quebec company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Montreal, Quebec for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Montreal, PQ business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.