Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 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for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum business value from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Brisbane, Queensland business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers 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 may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Brisbane, Queensland company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Brisbane, Queensland for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Brisbane, QLD business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.