Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new 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 get the most benefit out of the software.

The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible 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 environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise 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 affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Barra da Tijuca, RJ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.