Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution made 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 about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might 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 Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. 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 documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts 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 rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed 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. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, 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-based 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 delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.