Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.

The more a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Plano, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your Plano, Texas company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal 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 multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Plano, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Plano, TX business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.