Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product 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 organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your San Juan, Puerto Rico business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your San Juan, Puerto Rico business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in San Juan, Puerto Rico for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your San Juan, PR business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.