Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your San Juan, Puerto Rico business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your San Juan, Puerto Rico business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in San Juan, Puerto Rico for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your San Juan, PR business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.