Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than almost any other ERP platform made for Windows. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years or decades have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the maximum business value from the application.

The longer an organization attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches stop being distributed. Current editions of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools like Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the volume of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration skills, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Leeds, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We become partners with our customers and start by listening to their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Recommendations can involve a migration to a newer and supported version of Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

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

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and schedule that minimizes business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration issues.

  • Testing
    Design and implement a test environment for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating data from multiple on-premises and external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for current and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single point of contact for support to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems thanks to close understanding of your particular environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Key areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP platform but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
Why Progent?
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse application platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of updating their legacy Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to plan, implement, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Leeds, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, visit:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Services
If your Leeds, #(StateShortStr) business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.