Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's 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 involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your New Orleans, Louisiana business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your New Orleans, Louisiana company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.

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

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in New Orleans, Louisiana for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your New Orleans, LA business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.