Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your New Orleans, Louisiana business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your New Orleans, Louisiana business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in New Orleans, Louisiana for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your New Orleans, LA business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.