Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system affordably and derive the most benefit out of the software.
The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches are no longer released. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem 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 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided advanced and economical online consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Brighton, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Brighton, United Kingdom company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization process including:
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Scheduling
Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade project.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant entry and increase consistency.
Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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To find out more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Brighton, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
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Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Brighton, #(StateShortStr) business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.