Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a longer track record than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time locating experienced Dynamics GP experts who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the most business value out of the application.
The longer a business tries to limp along with outdated releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no suitable hardware on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates are no longer released. The latest editions of Microsoft SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem through the roof.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By offering deep experience with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Leeds, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP.
We partner with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas needing improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project big or small is to maximize business value and manage expense.
Progent can help your Leeds, United Kingdom business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features available on GP that may be helpful to your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that minimizes business disruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Predict and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and implement a test environment for validating the migration project.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your organization. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address documented issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining information from diverse local and remote repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Provide a single point of contact for support to ensure dependable and affordable resolution of problems thanks to familiarity with your specific situation.
Progent offers the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Dynamics GP support services include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Progent can assist you to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture planning and deployment (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
- Managing iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with public cloud services including Microsoft 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and onsite support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current versions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.
Progent also has a long history of providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every aspect of upgrading their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to plan, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Deployments
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
For more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Leeds, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, refer to:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting services available from Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
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