Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most benefit from the application.
The more an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Vitória, Espírito Santo business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and manage cost.
Progent can assist your Vitória, Espírito Santo business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Design and Scheduling
Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for proving the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Vitória, Espírito Santo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Vitória, ES business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.