Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most business value from the application.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Philadelphia, Pennsylvania business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can assist your Philadelphia, Pennsylvania business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

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

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Philadelphia, PA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.