Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.

The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Glendale, Arizona business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Glendale, Arizona company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

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

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, 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 experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Glendale, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Glendale, AZ business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.