Microsoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves running seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value from the application.
The longer an organization tries to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer distributed. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, 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 start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize strategic value and minimize cost.
Progent's consultants can assist your Bristol, United Kingdom business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Review
Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and manage compatibility problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Condition data and run scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and external repositories.
Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and improve consistency.
Create major and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist your business to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial versions to their current versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping organizations through every aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
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Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Bristol, #(StateShortStr) business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.