Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most benefit out of the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Charleston, South Carolina business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.

Progent can help your Charleston, South Carolina business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Charleston, South Carolina for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

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