Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Addison, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your Addison, Texas company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

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

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

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Addison, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Addison, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.