Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value out of the software.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Louisville, Kentucky business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Louisville, Kentucky company in each phase of your Microsoft 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 available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help 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 rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Louisville, Kentucky for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Louisville, KY business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.