Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most benefit from the application.

The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Fort Lauderdale, Florida business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Fort Lauderdale, Florida business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

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

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Fort Lauderdale, FL business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.