Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the software.

The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering 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 supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Corpus Christi, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Corpus Christi, Texas company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide 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 jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment 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 special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Corpus Christi, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

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