Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written 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 about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value out of the software.

The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Phoenix, Arizona business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, 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 manage expense.

Progent can assist your Phoenix, Arizona company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

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

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by 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 Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Phoenix, Arizona for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Phoenix, AZ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.