Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.

The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Charlotte, North Caroline business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Charlotte, North Caroline business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

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

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from 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 has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Charlotte, North Caroline for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Charlotte, NC business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.