Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers 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 get the most business value from the software.

The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Augusta-Richmond County, GA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.