Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum business value from the software.

The more a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Edmonton, Alberta business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Edmonton, Alberta business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Edmonton, Alberta for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Edmonton, AB 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.