Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Birmingham, Alabama business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, 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 optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Birmingham, Alabama company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Birmingham, Alabama for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Birmingham, AL business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.