Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Niterói, Rio de Janeiro business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Niterói, Rio de Janeiro company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and configure a test environment for proving the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Niterói, RJ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.