Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.

The more a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Memphis, Tennessee business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Memphis, Tennessee company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.

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

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Memphis, Tennessee for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Memphis, TN business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.