Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Garland, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can assist your Garland, Texas business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have 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. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Garland, Texas for Microsoft 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 support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Garland, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.