Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value out of the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Adelaide, South Australia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.

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

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade 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.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Adelaide, South Australia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Adelaide, SA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.