Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your West Palm Beach, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your West Palm Beach, Florida business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.

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

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in West Palm Beach, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your West Palm Beach, FL business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.