Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most business value from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach 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. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Brasília, Federal District business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Brasília, Federal District company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Brasília, Federal District for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Brasília, DF business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.