Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum business value from the application.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Allentown, Pennsylvania business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can help your Allentown, Pennsylvania company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Allentown, Pennsylvania for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Allentown, PA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.