Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most business value from the software.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration process tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems break down, there may be no equivalent devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces there are to the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Leeds, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications within your organization, custom report writing, and system evaluations to assess whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can assist your Leeds, United Kingdom company in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on GP that might be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and manage integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot system for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure continuing support from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Condition data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. In addition, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Office 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint development consultants. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding businesses through each aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the skills of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery planning experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
For more about Progent's online and onsite support expertise in Leeds, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting services offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Leeds, #(StateShortStr) business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.