Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system affordably and get the most benefit out of the software.

The more an organization tries to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there may be no equivalent hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being distributed. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for a migration may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to help your Bristol, United Kingdom business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and minimize expense.

Progent's consultants can assist your Bristol, United Kingdom business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Review
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional features of GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for validating the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to have all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build 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 Consulting Services
Progent can assist you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Bristol, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Bristol, #(StateShortStr) business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.