Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum business value from the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Milwaukee, Wisconsin business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Milwaukee, Wisconsin company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

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

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned 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 managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 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 services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Milwaukee, WI business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.