Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the application.

The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your West Palm Beach, Florida business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your West Palm Beach, Florida company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft 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 new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in West Palm Beach, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your West Palm Beach, FL business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.