Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most benefit from the application.

The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Lower Manhattan, New York business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Lower Manhattan, New York company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Lower Manhattan, New York for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Lower Manhattan, NY business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.