Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.

The more a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Durham, North Carolina business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Durham, North Carolina company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Durham, North Carolina for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Durham, NC business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.