Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Joinville, Santa Catarina business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Joinville, Santa Catarina company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse local and external repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Joinville, Santa Catarina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Joinville, SC business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.