Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a longer heritage than almost any other ERP solution made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum benefit from the software.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Bristol, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may involve a migration to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a broad range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Bristol, United Kingdom business in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features of the product that may be suitable for your business.

  • Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for solution validation, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration project.

  • System Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse local and external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for support to ensure effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and compliance experts, business continuity planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Bristol, United Kingdom for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:

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

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Bristol, #(StateShortStr) business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.