Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most benefit out of the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your San Juan, Puerto Rico business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your San Juan, Puerto Rico company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on the product that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for validating the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in San Juan, Puerto Rico for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your San Juan, PR business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.