Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Cleveland, Ohio business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can help your Cleveland, Ohio company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

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

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Cleveland, Ohio for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Cleveland, OH business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.