Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Milwaukee, Wisconsin business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Milwaukee, Wisconsin business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Milwaukee, WI business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.