Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost 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 customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the software.

The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.

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

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Barueri-Alphaville, SP business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.