Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most benefit from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Mexico City, México business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Mexico City, México company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
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 network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- 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 creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Mexico City, México for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Mexico City, Méx. business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.