Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. 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 globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Atlanta, Georgia business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can help your Atlanta, Georgia company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Atlanta, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Atlanta, GA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.