Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most business value out of the software.

The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Charleston, South Carolina business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Charleston, South Carolina business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other 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 environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Charleston, South Carolina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Charleston, SC business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.