Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer released. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Mesa, Arizona business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Mesa, Arizona business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public 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 external sources.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Mesa, Arizona for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Mesa, AZ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.