Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum benefit from the application.

The more an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. 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 update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Brighton, United Kingdom business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can include an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.

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

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a pilot system for validating the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote repositories.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with core technologies saves time and expense when helping businesses through each phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more information about Progent's remote and onsite support expertise in Brighton, United Kingdom for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Brighton, #(StateShortStr) business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.