Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem 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The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Lakeland, Florida business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Lakeland, Florida business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled 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 architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Lakeland, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Lakeland, FL business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.