Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Design and configure a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Santiago, Región Metropolitan for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.