Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most benefit out of the software.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being released. The latest releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to help your Bristol, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and minimize cost.
Progent can help your Bristol, United Kingdom business in every phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.
Plan and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Create special integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of senior security and compliance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
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For more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Bristol, United Kingdom for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Bristol, #(StateShortStr) business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.