Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value out of the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Santiago, Región Metropolitan business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various 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 architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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For more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Santiago, Región Metropolitan for 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 integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.