Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value out of the software.

The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can assist your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

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

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version 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. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Augusta-Richmond County, GA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.