Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum business value from the application.

The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and control cost.

Progent can assist your Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.

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

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

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Barueri-Alphaville, SP business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.