Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value from the application.

The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Fort Myers, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can help your Fort Myers, Florida company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts 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 knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Fort Myers, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Fort Myers, FL business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.