Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Lakeland, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Lakeland, Florida business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Lakeland, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Lakeland, FL business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.