Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value from the software.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Montreal, Quebec business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Montreal, Quebec company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Plan and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and affordable handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Montreal, Quebec for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Montreal, PQ business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.