Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, 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 update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Niterói, Rio de Janeiro business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize business value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Niterói, Rio de Janeiro company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various 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 Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Niterói, RJ business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.