Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Montreal, Quebec business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Montreal, Quebec business in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Montreal, Quebec for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Montreal, PQ business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.