Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular 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 been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and derive the most business value out of the software.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Joinville, Santa Catarina business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent can assist your Joinville, Santa Catarina business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.

  • System Updates
    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 have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, 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 options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Joinville, Santa Catarina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Joinville, SC business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.