Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common 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 update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most business value from the software.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally 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 needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

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

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help 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 work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

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

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Cabo Frio, RJ business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.