Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most business value out of the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Edmonton, Alberta business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Edmonton, Alberta company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Edmonton, Alberta for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Edmonton, AB business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.