Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Santiago, Región Metropolitan for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.