Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value from the application.

The more a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Naples, Florida business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Naples, Florida company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration project.

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

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases 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 migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Naples, Florida for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Naples, FL business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.