Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most business value from the software.

The more a business tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Brasília, Federal District business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can assist your Brasília, Federal District company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

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

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for proving the migration process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Brasília, Federal District for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Brasília, DF business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.