Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Mexico City, México business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent can help your Mexico City, México company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Mexico City, México for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Mexico City, Méx. business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.