Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer track record than virtually any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the most business value out of the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. The latest editions of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

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 seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Florianópolis, Santa Catarina business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their needs. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Florianópolis, Santa Catarina company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more information about Progent's online and on-premises support expertise in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Florianópolis, SC business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.