Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value from the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Edison, New Jersey business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Edison, New Jersey company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Edison, New Jersey for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Edison, NJ business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.