Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.

The more a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Phoenix, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.

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

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test system for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Phoenix, Arizona for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Phoenix, AZ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.