Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most benefit from the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your El Paso, Texas business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your El Paso, Texas business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features of the product that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of 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 use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in El Paso, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

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