Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value from the software.
The longer a business tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations 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 qualified to make sure your San Juan, Puerto Rico business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent can help your San Juan, Puerto Rico business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for proving the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy 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 sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in San Juan, Puerto Rico for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your San Juan, PR business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.