Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value out of the software.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Phoenix, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your Phoenix, Arizona company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Phoenix, Arizona for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Phoenix, AZ business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.