Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Louisville, Kentucky business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent can help your Louisville, Kentucky business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Louisville, Kentucky for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Louisville, KY business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.