Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses 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for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Edison, New Jersey business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent can assist your Edison, New Jersey business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have 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 run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Edison, New Jersey for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Edison, NJ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.