Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure.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 finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Lynnwood, Washington business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Lynnwood, Washington business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now 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 minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Lynnwood, Washington for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Lynnwood, WA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.