Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Vitória, Espírito Santo business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Vitória, Espírito Santo business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other features of GP that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the deployment of software modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Vitória, Espírito Santo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Vitória, ES business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.