Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier history than almost any other ERP platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum benefit from the software.
The more a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent hardware on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security updates stop being released. Current editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not run. Businesses considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Bristol, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services may include a migration to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report creation, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Bristol, United Kingdom company in every facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are now using and propose additional features available on the product that might be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration project.
- System Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Provide one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable handling of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.
Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
The Progent Advantage
- Needs assessment and site inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Managing Apple iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance tuning
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development experts. Progent has supported these products from their first versions to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced security and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and onsite support services in Bristol, United Kingdom for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Bristol, #(StateShortStr) business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.