Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Alpharetta, Georgia business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Alpharetta, Georgia business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

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

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party 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. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Alpharetta, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Alpharetta, GA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.