Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Brasília, Federal District business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Brasília, Federal District business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Brasília, Federal District for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Brasília, DF business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.