Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit from the software.

The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Guadalajara, Jalisco business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent can help your Guadalajara, Jalisco company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for validating the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Guadalajara, Jalisco for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Guadalajara, Jal. business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.