Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.

The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Chattanooga, Tennessee business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Chattanooga, Tennessee business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test system for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Chattanooga, Tennessee for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Chattanooga, TN business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.