Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with 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 development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Santiago, Región Metropolitan for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.