Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value from the application.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Edison, New Jersey business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

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

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Edison, New Jersey for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft 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 Upgrade Expertise
If your Edison, NJ business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.