Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value from the software.

The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Edmonton, Alberta business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.

Progent can help your Edmonton, Alberta company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

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

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support 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 rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting 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 MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Edmonton, AB business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.