Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the software.

The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Albuquerque, New Mexico business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Albuquerque, New Mexico company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.

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

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

  • Education
    Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Albuquerque, NM business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.