Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Another common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they just couldnít find veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to extract the most out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help you get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can help you in every phase of your upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If you are looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.