Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most business value from the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Brisbane, Queensland business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Brisbane, Queensland company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test system for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Brisbane, Queensland for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Brisbane, QLD business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.