Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Adelaide, South Australia business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your Adelaide, South Australia company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

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

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Adelaide, South Australia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Adelaide, SA business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.