Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Springfield, Illinois business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Springfield, Illinois company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

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

  • Education
    Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Springfield, Illinois for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Springfield, IL business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.