Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.

The more a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft 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 Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Fort Myers, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent can help your Fort Myers, Florida business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • 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 expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment 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 provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple 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 Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Fort Myers, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Fort Myers, FL business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.