Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the most business value out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Omaha, Nebraska business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can help your Omaha, Nebraska business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Omaha, NE business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.