Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.

The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Arlington, Texas business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Arlington, Texas company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.

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

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Arlington, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Arlington, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.