Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your West Palm Beach, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your West Palm Beach, Florida company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test system for proving the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your West Palm Beach, FL business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.