Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, sports a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now running legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the application.
The longer a business attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When releases of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer distributed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products like Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components involved in the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration skills, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Leeds, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.
We partner with our customers and start by understanding their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a more current and supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad range of vendors that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications used by company, custom report creation, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and control cost.
Progent's consultants can help your Leeds, United Kingdom company in each phase of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose additional features available on GP that might be suitable for your business.
- Migration Planning and Scheduling
Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility problems.
Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from diverse local and external repositories.
Provide individual or group training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.
- Support Services
Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Progent offers the help of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.
Build custom integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Progent can help you to enhance your network infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services available from Progent's consultants include:
The Progent Advantage
- Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network topology design and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
- Setting up firewalls and VPN connections and creating security policies
- Integrating iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Creating high-availability architectures
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
- business continuity preparedness
- Performance optimization
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a seamless ERP solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.
Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through each aspect of upgrading their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises consulting services in Leeds, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Leeds, #(StateShortStr) business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.