Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Indianapolis, Indiana business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Indianapolis, Indiana business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Indianapolis, Indiana for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Indianapolis, IN business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.