Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.

The longer a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your West Palm Beach, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent can help your West Palm Beach, Florida company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.

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

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

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. 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 external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in West Palm Beach, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your West Palm Beach, FL business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.