Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the software.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Dayton, Ohio business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Dayton, Ohio business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Dayton, Ohio for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Dayton, OH business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.