Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 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on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Milwaukee, Wisconsin business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Milwaukee, Wisconsin business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing 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 expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Milwaukee, WI business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.