Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value from the software.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Waltham, Massachusetts business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Waltham, Massachusetts business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Waltham, Massachusetts for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for 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 application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.