Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Lima, #(state) business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Lima, #(state) company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Lima, #(state) for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Lima, #(StateShortStr) business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.