Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services 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 remote consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Campinas, São Paulo business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Campinas, São Paulo business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.
- System 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 services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Campinas, São Paulo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Campinas, SP business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.