Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Joinville, Santa Catarina business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Joinville, Santa Catarina company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, 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 integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Joinville, Santa Catarina for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Joinville, SC business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.