Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Brasília, Federal District business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. 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 fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Brasília, Federal District business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration problems.
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Brasília, Federal District for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Brasília, DF business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.