Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the maximum benefit out of the software.
The more a business tries to make do with legacy versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When server hardware or disk systems fail, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being released. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By offering in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Leeds, United Kingdom business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and manage cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Leeds, United Kingdom business in each facet of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss other features available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.
- Upgrade Planning and Timing
Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.
Plan and implement a pilot system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and affordable resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your particular situation.
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, suggest third-party add-ons designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve consistency.
Create big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
- Needs assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability architectures
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest versions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.
Progent also has extensive experience providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through every phase of upgrading their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Read/Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Leeds, United Kingdom for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Leeds, #(StateShortStr) business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.