Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, sports a longer history than virtually any other ERP solution written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and get the most business value out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. The latest releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost suggested for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable remote consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state in the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Bristol, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP.

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 make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, 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 cost.

Progent can assist your Bristol, United Kingdom company in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Review
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver effective and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every aspect of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Bristol, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Expertise
If your Bristol, #(StateShortStr) business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.