Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Albuquerque, New Mexico business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Albuquerque, New Mexico business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Albuquerque, NM business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.