Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the software.

The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the volume of components involved in the project. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Sorocaba, São Paulo business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by organization, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Sorocaba, São Paulo business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features of the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of senior security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises support services in Sorocaba, São Paulo for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Sorocaba, SP business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.