Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded 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 who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Mexico City, México business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Mexico City, México company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Mexico City, México for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Mexico City, Méx. business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.