Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment can be overwhelmed by the number of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize cost.

Progent can assist your Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

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

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not currently being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

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

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Cabo Frio, RJ business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.