Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Panama City, Panamá business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Panama City, Panamá business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Panama City, Panamá for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
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Contact Progent for 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 programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.