Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum benefit from the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical 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 top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Baton Rouge, Louisiana business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining 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 release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Baton Rouge, Louisiana business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Baton Rouge, LA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.