Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Jacksonville, Florida business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Jacksonville, Florida business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

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

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Jacksonville, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Jacksonville, FL business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.