Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the software.

The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Chattanooga, Tennessee business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.

Progent can help your Chattanooga, Tennessee business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Chattanooga, Tennessee for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Chattanooga, TN business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.