Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum benefit from the application.

The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Charlotte, North Caroline business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.

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

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Charlotte, North Caroline for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Charlotte, NC business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.