Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit from the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed 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 Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Atlanta, Georgia business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Atlanta, Georgia company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Atlanta, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Atlanta, GA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.