Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum business value from the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Mexico City, México business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can assist your Mexico City, México business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Mexico City, México for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Mexico City, Méx. business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.