Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online 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 world-class 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 start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Sandy Springs, Georgia business in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Sandy Springs, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Sandy Springs, GA business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.