Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, 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 in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Florianópolis, Santa Catarina business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our clients and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent can help your Florianópolis, Santa Catarina company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional features available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Florianópolis, SC business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.