Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most business value from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Brasília, Federal District business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can help your Brasília, Federal District company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Brasília, Federal District for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Brasília, DF business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.