Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. A number of organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most benefit out of the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided advanced and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Bristol, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, full system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and control expense.
Progent can assist your Bristol, United Kingdom business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- System Review
Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration issues.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of issues thanks to familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of seasoned 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 knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
An optimized Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of delivering help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Bristol, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Bristol, #(StateShortStr) business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.