Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular 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 or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value from the software.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Charleston, South Carolina business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.

Progent can help your Charleston, South Carolina business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Charleston, South Carolina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Charleston, SC business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.