Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.

The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Allen, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can help your Allen, Texas company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    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 make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Allen, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Allen, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.