Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most business value out of the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Cheyenne, Wyoming business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Cheyenne, Wyoming company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Cheyenne, Wyoming for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Cheyenne, WY business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.