Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most benefit from the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

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

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Create a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse local and remote repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting expertise in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Belo Horizonte, MG business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.