Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the application.

The more a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Guadalajara, Jalisco business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

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

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional features of GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Guadalajara, Jalisco for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Guadalajara, Jal. business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.