Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.

The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Arlington, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage cost.

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

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Arlington, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

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