Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Brisbane, Queensland business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.

Progent can help your Brisbane, Queensland business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test system for validating the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Brisbane, Queensland for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Brisbane, QLD business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.