Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Campinas, São Paulo business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module implementation 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 organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.
Progent can help your Campinas, São Paulo business in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss other features available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot system for proving the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (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 (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Campinas, São Paulo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Campinas, SP business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.