Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the software.

The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Addison, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Addison, Texas company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

  • Education
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

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 experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Addison, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Addison, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.