Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer 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 popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is 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 affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your New Haven, Connecticut business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your New Haven, Connecticut business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google 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
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in New Haven, Connecticut for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

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

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