Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Cabo Frio, RJ business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.