Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, 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 in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Lynnwood, Washington business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical 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 Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Lynnwood, Washington business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent 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 utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Lynnwood, Washington for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Lynnwood, WA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.