Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most business value out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Panama City, Panamá business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Panama City, Panamá company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Design and implement a test system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Panama City, Panamá for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Panama City, Panama business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.