Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit from the software.
The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Brasília, Federal District business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Brasília, Federal District business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Brasília, Federal District for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Brasília, DF business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.