Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value from the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be.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 editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote 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 along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Garland, Texas business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can help your Garland, Texas business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

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

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

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

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Garland, Texas for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Garland, TX business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.