Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP platform made 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. Many businesses 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on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure.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 is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Austin, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Austin, Texas company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for validating the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Austin, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Austin, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.