Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates 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. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your El Paso, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your El Paso, Texas company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

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

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.

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

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in El Paso, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your El Paso, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.