Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured 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 have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit from the application.

The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Guarulhos, São Paulo business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their needs. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Guarulhos, São Paulo business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other features of the product that might be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test system for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through every phase of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Guarulhos, São Paulo for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:

Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Guarulhos, SP business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.