Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. 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 customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum business value out of the software.

The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) 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 like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Edison, New Jersey business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Edison, New Jersey business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Edison, New Jersey for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Edison, NJ business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.