Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value from the application.

The longer a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware 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, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Brisbane, Queensland business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Brisbane, Queensland company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test system for validating the upgrade project.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make 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 (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote sources.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.

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

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Brisbane, QLD business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.