Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum business value from the software.

The longer a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Phoenix, Arizona business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Phoenix, Arizona business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Phoenix, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Phoenix, AZ business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.