Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most business value out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Baton Rouge, Louisiana business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can help your Baton Rouge, Louisiana business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.

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

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

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

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

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations 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 Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains 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 Expertise
If your Baton Rouge, LA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.