Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Brasília, Federal District business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to 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 objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Brasília, Federal District company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier 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 knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Brasília, Federal District for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Brasília, DF business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.