Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most business value from the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your El Paso, Texas business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your El Paso, Texas business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in El Paso, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your El Paso, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.