Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer released. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Jersey City, New Jersey business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Jersey City, New Jersey company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make 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. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

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

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

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Jersey City, New Jersey for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Jersey City, NJ business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.