Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.
The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer released. Current editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade 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 an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified 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. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Niterói, Rio de Janeiro company in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test system for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Niterói, RJ business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.