Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. 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 running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

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 seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Austin, Texas business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Austin, Texas business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Austin, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Austin, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.