Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Montgomery, Alabama business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your Montgomery, Alabama company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Montgomery, Alabama for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Montgomery, AL business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.