Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit from the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, 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. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your Guadalajara, Jalisco business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server 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 providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Guadalajara, Jalisco for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Guadalajara, Jal. business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.