Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure.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 trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most benefit from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Glendale, Arizona business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can assist your Glendale, Arizona company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Glendale, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Glendale, AZ business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.