Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit from the software.

The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Chattanooga, Tennessee business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

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

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

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

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support 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 IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Chattanooga, Tennessee for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

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