Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application 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 organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

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

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Barueri-Alphaville, SP business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.