Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit from the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
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 tested experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro company in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop 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 on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 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 specialists. This experience with core technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Cabo Frio, RJ business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.