Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most benefit from the application.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Montreal, Quebec business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your Montreal, Quebec business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Montreal, Quebec for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Montreal, PQ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.