Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Dallas, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Dallas, Texas company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Dallas, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:

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

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