Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Charlotte, North Caroline business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Charlotte, North Caroline business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Charlotte, North Caroline for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Charlotte, NC business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.