Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum business value from the software.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide 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 need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple 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 onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Santiago, Región Metropolitan for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.