Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Fort Worth, Texas business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess 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 Fort Worth, Texas business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, 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. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Fort Worth, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Fort Worth, TX business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.