Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. 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. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the application.

The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process tends to be.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 versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Brighton, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may include a migration to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules offered by a broad array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Brighton, United Kingdom company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Design and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage compatibility problems.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a pilot environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial versions to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Brighton, #(StateShortStr) business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.