Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Joinville, Santa Catarina business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Joinville, Santa Catarina business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services 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 (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Deliver individual or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Joinville, Santa Catarina for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Joinville, SC business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.