Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.

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

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for validating the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Cabo Frio, RJ business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.