Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the software.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Albany, New York business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Albany, New York company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft 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 Albany, New York for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Albany, NY business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.