Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. 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 worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across 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 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Harrisburg, Pennsylvania company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

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

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Harrisburg, PA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.