Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value from the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Montreal, Quebec business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Montreal, Quebec company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test system for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For 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 services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Montreal, PQ business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.