Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Cincinnati, Ohio business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Cincinnati, Ohio company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade project.

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

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Cincinnati, Ohio for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Download Progent's 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 MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.