Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum business value from the application.
The longer a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Brighton, United Kingdom business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve a migration to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Brighton, United Kingdom business in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Upgrade Design and Timing
Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and configure a pilot environment for proving the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing 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 Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple local and remote sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and affordable handling of problems thanks to familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and increase accuracy.
Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
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To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Brighton, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
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Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
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