Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most business value out of the application.

The more a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Clearwater, Florida business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Clearwater, Florida company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.

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

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

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls 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 such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Clearwater, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Clearwater, FL business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.