Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your San Juan, Puerto Rico business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your San Juan, Puerto Rico company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote sources.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in San Juan, Puerto Rico for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your San Juan, PR business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.