Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Joinville, Santa Catarina business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Joinville, Santa Catarina business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Provide 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 consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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For more about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Joinville, Santa Catarina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Joinville, SC business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.