Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Fort Lauderdale, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent can help your Fort Lauderdale, Florida business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Fort Lauderdale, FL business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.