Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and derive the maximum benefit out of the application.

The longer a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Curitiba, Paraná business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Curitiba, Paraná company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss other features available on GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and external sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Curitiba, Paraná for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Curitiba, PR business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.