Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the application.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Charlotte, North Caroline business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent can help your Charlotte, North Caroline business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Charlotte, North Caroline for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support 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 Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Charlotte, NC business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.