Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 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decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Cabo Frio, RJ business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.