Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and get the maximum business value out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure tends to be. When server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Brighton, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Brighton, United Kingdom company in every phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities of the product that may be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a pilot system for proving the migration process.
- Environment Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.
Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite support services in Brighton, United Kingdom for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Brighton, #(StateShortStr) business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.