Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems 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 managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum business value from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your San Juan, Puerto Rico business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your San Juan, Puerto Rico business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your San Juan, PR business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.