Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value from the software.

The more an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Melbourne, Victoria business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Melbourne, Victoria company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features of GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

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

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Melbourne, Victoria for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Melbourne, VIC business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.