Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most business value out of the software.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

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