Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Fort Wayne, Indiana business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Fort Wayne, Indiana business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a test system for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Fort Wayne, Indiana for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Fort Wayne, IN business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.