Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most business value from the application.

The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Corpus Christi, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Corpus Christi, Texas business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Corpus Christi, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Corpus Christi, TX business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.