Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms 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years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value from the application.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Campinas, S„o Paulo business get the most out 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 make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Campinas, S„o Paulo company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Campinas, S„o Paulo for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing 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 MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Campinas, SP business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.