Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most business value from the software.

The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as 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 project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom 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 data from diverse local and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services 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 MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Augusta-Richmond County, GA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.