Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the application.
The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Vitória, Espírito Santo business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can assist your Vitória, Espírito Santo business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for proving the upgrade project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve consistency.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Read/Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Vitória, Espírito Santo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select 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 Support
If your Vitória, ES business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.