Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft 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 installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum business value from the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Greensboro, North Caroline business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Greensboro, North Caroline company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Greensboro, North Caroline for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Greensboro, NC business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.