Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most business value from the software.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Durham, North Carolina business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.

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

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Durham, North Carolina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

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