Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, 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 organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most business value out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Waltham, Massachusetts business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your Waltham, Massachusetts business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Waltham, Massachusetts for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Waltham, MA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.