Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the software.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Hialeah, Florida business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Hialeah, Florida business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

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

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases 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 a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Hialeah, Florida for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Hialeah, FL business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.