Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the application.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Durham, North Carolina business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Durham, North Carolina company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

  • Education
    Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Other 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 environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Durham, North Carolina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Durham, NC business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.