Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Melbourne, Victoria business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.

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

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Melbourne, Victoria for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Melbourne, VIC business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.