Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Guadalajara, Jalisco business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published 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 used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Guadalajara, Jalisco company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple 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 accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Guadalajara, Jalisco for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Guadalajara, Jal. business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.