Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.

The more a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server may not work 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 volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Albuquerque, New Mexico business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Albuquerque, New Mexico company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Albuquerque, NM business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.