Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used 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 or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Montgomery, Alabama business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent can help your Montgomery, Alabama company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Montgomery, Alabama for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Montgomery, AL business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.