Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Corpus Christi, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize expense.

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

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

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

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

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

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external sources.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Corpus Christi, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.