Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, 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 worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit from the software.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Harrisburg, Pennsylvania business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can help your Harrisburg, Pennsylvania company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating 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
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Harrisburg, PA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.