Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP system efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the application.

The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. If physical host servers or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses considering an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and economical online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep experience with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class network integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Leeds, United Kingdom business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services can include an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user training, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize cost.

Progent's consultants can help your Leeds, United Kingdom business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or enhancement process including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose other features available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Plan for solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade project.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Implement services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for support to ensure effective and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build big and simple customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when guiding organizations through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Leeds, United Kingdom for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Leeds, #(StateShortStr) business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.