Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Dallas, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully 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 vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Dallas, Texas business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.

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

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Dallas, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Dallas, TX business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.