Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most business value from the application.

The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Sandy Springs, Georgia business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

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

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have 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). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Sandy Springs, Georgia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (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, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.