Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value from the software.

The more a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Austin, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Austin, Texas business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features of GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing 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 Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Austin, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

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