Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value out of the application.

The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Fort Myers, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Fort Myers, Florida company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Fort Myers, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Fort Myers, FL business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.