Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most business value from the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Fort Worth, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Fort Worth, Texas company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

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

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Fort Worth, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Fort Worth, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.