Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft 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 customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the maximum business value from the software.
The more a business tries to limp along with legacy versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security patches stop being released. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned experts have provided high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based networks to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Leeds, United Kingdom business get the most out of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, full platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software within your organization, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and minimize expense.
Progent can help your Leeds, United Kingdom business in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Review
Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other capabilities of the product that might be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and implement a test system for proving the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager database. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.
- Management Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for private as well as public consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Provide a single point of contact for support to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent offers the support of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.
Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various business functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to support Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to plan, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Leeds, United Kingdom for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
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