Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit from the software.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Fort Wayne, Indiana business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.

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

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a test system for validating the migration project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Fort Wayne, Indiana for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Fort Wayne, IN business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.