Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. 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 customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure.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 prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Dallas, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Dallas, Texas company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

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

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support 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 instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Dallas, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Dallas, TX business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.