Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum business value from the application.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Sioux Falls, South Dakota business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent can help your Sioux Falls, South Dakota business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

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

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Sioux Falls, SD business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.