Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Jersey City, New Jersey business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.

Progent can assist your Jersey City, New Jersey business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

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

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management 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, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Jersey City, New Jersey for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Jersey City, NJ business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.