Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.

The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement 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 high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Chesapeake, Virginia business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Chesapeake, Virginia business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud 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 delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Chesapeake, Virginia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Chesapeake, VA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.