Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost 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 popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Mexico City, México business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent can help your Mexico City, México company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    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 make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
For more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Mexico City, México for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Mexico City, Méx. business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.