Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

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

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Lexington-Fayette, KY business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.