Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum benefit out of the software.

The longer a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

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 experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Barueri-Alphaville, SP business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.