Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts 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 a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Edison, New Jersey business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Edison, New Jersey business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Edison, New Jersey for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Edison, NJ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.