Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written 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 around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Cleveland, Ohio business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Cleveland, Ohio company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Cleveland, Ohio for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Cleveland, OH business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.