Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum business value from the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Sandy Springs, Georgia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Sandy Springs, Georgia company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure 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 internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Sandy Springs, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Sandy Springs, GA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.