Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft 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 installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum benefit from the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Allen, Texas business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can help your Allen, Texas business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Allen, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Allen, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.