Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. 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 rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum business value from the software.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your San Antonio, Texas business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your San Antonio, Texas business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration project.

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating 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 planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in San Antonio, Texas for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your San Antonio, TX business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.