Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit from the software.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration 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-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Charlotte, North Caroline business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Charlotte, North Caroline company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external sources.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Charlotte, North Caroline for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Charlotte, NC business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.