Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most business value from the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your San Juan, Puerto Rico business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your San Juan, Puerto Rico business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom 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 data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in San Juan, Puerto Rico for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your San Juan, PR business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.