Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost 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 popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure.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 customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most benefit from the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Perth, Western Australia business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Perth, Western Australia company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.

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

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Perth, Western Australia for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Perth, WA business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.