Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier history than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft 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 businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of 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 break down, there may be no suitable hardware available to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Leeds, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize business value and minimize expense.
Progent's consultants can assist your Leeds, United Kingdom business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features of the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Design and implement a test system for validating the migration process.
- System Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make 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. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal and public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Create custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate entry and increase accuracy.
Create big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Creating high-availability (HA) environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance tuning
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products combined into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the skills of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Leeds, United Kingdom for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Leeds, #(StateShortStr) business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.