Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and implement a test environment for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Barra da Tijuca, RJ business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.