Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote 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 as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Santiago, Región Metropolitan company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Santiago, Región Metropolitan for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.