Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. 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 globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.

The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Louisville, Kentucky business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Louisville, Kentucky business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition 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 (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Louisville, Kentucky for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Louisville, KY business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.