Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most business value from the application.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Louisville, Kentucky business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Louisville, Kentucky company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Louisville, Kentucky for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Louisville, KY business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.