Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Guadalajara, Jalisco business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Guadalajara, Jalisco business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Guadalajara, Jalisco for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Guadalajara, Jal. business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.