Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo business in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. 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. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 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 integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Barueri-Alphaville, São Paulo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Barueri-Alphaville, SP business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.