Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum business value from the application.

The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Cincinnati, Ohio business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.

Progent can assist your Cincinnati, Ohio business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Cincinnati, OH business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.