Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum benefit out of the application.

The more an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.

Progent can help your Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:

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

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a test environment for validating the migration process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and application development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Belo Horizonte, MG business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.