Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional features available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Santiago, Región Metropolitan for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.