Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.

The longer a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Grand Rapids, Michigan business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Grand Rapids, Michigan company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Grand Rapids, Michigan for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Grand Rapids, MI business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.