Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the software.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and minimize expense.

Progent can assist your Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test environment for validating the migration project.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

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

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise 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 Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Barra da Tijuca, RJ business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.