Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost 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 widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Panama City, Panamá business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent can help your Panama City, Panamá business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional features of the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (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 mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Panama City, Panama business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.