Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most business value out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Wilmington, Delaware business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Wilmington, Delaware company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update 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
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Wilmington, Delaware for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Wilmington, DE business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.