Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most business value out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Cincinnati, Ohio business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Cincinnati, Ohio business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Cincinnati, Ohio for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Cincinnati, OH business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.