Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.

The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Sandy Springs, Georgia business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Sandy Springs, Georgia company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support 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 Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote 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
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Sandy Springs, Georgia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Sandy Springs, GA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.