Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value from the software.

The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Indianapolis, Indiana business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can help your Indianapolis, Indiana company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

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

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Indianapolis, IN business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.