Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum business value from the software.
The longer an organization tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Brighton, United Kingdom business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can assist your Brighton, United Kingdom business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and remote repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and affordable handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular situation.
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. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior security and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Brighton, United Kingdom for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Brighton, #(StateShortStr) business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.