Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer released. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Harrisburg, Pennsylvania business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Harrisburg, Pennsylvania business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft 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 MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Harrisburg, PA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.