Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Birmingham, Alabama business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.

Progent can help your Birmingham, Alabama business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Birmingham, Alabama for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Birmingham, AL business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.