Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most business value out of the software.

The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Louisville, Kentucky business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Louisville, Kentucky business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

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

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration project.

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need 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 use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed 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 avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Louisville, Kentucky for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Louisville, KY business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.