Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value from the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Brooklyn, New York business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.

Progent can help your Brooklyn, New York company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have 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 development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Brooklyn, New York for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Brooklyn, NY business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.