Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value from the software.

The more an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Melbourne, Victoria business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Melbourne, Victoria company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture 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 Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Melbourne, Victoria for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Melbourne, VIC business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.