Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. 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 organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit from the software.

The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.

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

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test system for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. 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 resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For 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:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Cabo Frio, RJ business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.