Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value out of the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of 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 clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your Cincinnati, Ohio business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

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

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a test system for proving the migration process.

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

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Cincinnati, Ohio for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Cincinnati, OH business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.