Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Campinas, São Paulo business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Campinas, São Paulo business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on GP that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Provide individual or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability solutions
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Campinas, São Paulo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Campinas, SP business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.