Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the software.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can help your Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Barra da Tijuca, RJ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.