Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most business value from the software.

The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Sioux Falls, South Dakota business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Sioux Falls, South Dakota business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features of the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

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

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Sioux Falls, SD business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.