Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most benefit out of the application.

The more a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Vitória, Espírito Santo business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can assist your Vitória, Espírito Santo company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features available on the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, 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 organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the basic 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 skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Vitória, Espírito Santo for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Vitória, ES business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.