Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured 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 organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point 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 Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value from the software.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Phoenix, Arizona business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent can help your Phoenix, Arizona company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Phoenix, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Phoenix, AZ business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.