Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring theme we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the most benefit out of the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for a migration may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Bristol, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations can involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.
Progent's consultants can help your Bristol, United Kingdom company in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Design and implement a test system for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote sources.
Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure effective and affordable resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure expertise offered by Progent include:
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery preparedness
- Performance tuning
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has provided online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Bristol, United Kingdom for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
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