Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.

The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Sioux Falls, South Dakota business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can help your Sioux Falls, South Dakota company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

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

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

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

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

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

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