Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Joinville, Santa Catarina business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Joinville, Santa Catarina company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on the product that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support services in Joinville, Santa Catarina for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Joinville, SC business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.