Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks 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 Perth, Western Australia business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent can help your Perth, Western Australia business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make 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. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote sources.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help 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 experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Perth, Western Australia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Perth, WA business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.