Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro 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 situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, 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 Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Barra da Tijuca, RJ business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.