Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Niterói, Rio de Janeiro business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Niterói, Rio de Janeiro business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • System Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for validating the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed 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 deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Niterói, RJ business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.