Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the software.

The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Tacoma, Washington business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Tacoma, Washington company in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom 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 aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Tacoma, Washington for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, 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 Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Tacoma, WA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.