Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most business value out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Bellevue, Washington business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

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

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Bellevue, Washington for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Bellevue, WA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.