Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value out of the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support 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 GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Barueri-Alphaville, SP business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.