Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit out of the software.

The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Corpus Christi, 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 suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can help your Corpus Christi, Texas business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

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

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade project.

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

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (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
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Corpus Christi, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Corpus Christi, TX business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.