Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Salem, Oregon business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Salem, Oregon company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Salem, Oregon for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft 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 Migration Support
If your Salem, OR business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.