Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the most benefit out of the application.

The more an organization tries to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Vitória, Espírito Santo business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Vitória, Espírito Santo company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test system for validating the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing 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). Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Vitória, Espírito Santo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Vitória, ES business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.