Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. 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 price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Melbourne, Victoria business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Melbourne, Victoria company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible 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 address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Melbourne, Victoria for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Melbourne, VIC business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.