Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Niterói, Rio de Janeiro business get the most out of GP.
We become partners with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Niterói, Rio de Janeiro business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
Design and implement a test system for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and site inventory
- Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Niterói, RJ business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.