Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the application.

The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Cincinnati, Ohio business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.

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

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of the product that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available 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 documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Cincinnati, Ohio for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Cincinnati, OH business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.