Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most business value out of the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may 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 patches stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.

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

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Barra da Tijuca, RJ business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.