Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses 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GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value out of the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Campinas, São Paulo business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Campinas, São Paulo company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP 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 developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Campinas, São Paulo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Campinas, SP business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.