Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution written for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a mature, feature-rich product and is one of the most popular 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 have been able to postpone upgrades long enough that they now find themselves running legacy software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be dangerous. At the same time, a recurring theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most business value from the application.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered high-level and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class network integration talent, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Cambridge, United Kingdom business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and start by listening to their requirements. Once we have familiarity with the IT environment and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full platform and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide range of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by company, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being used to its fullest. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent can assist your Cambridge, United Kingdom company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • System Review
    Review at what modules and features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other capabilities of GP that might be suitable for your organization.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Create a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current release to assure continuing support services from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to address documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for aggregating information from multiple on-premises and remote sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for existing and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Available from Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned experts who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of software modules that come with the core GP system but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build big and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise available from Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent's consultants have worked with these products from their first versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through every phase of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
For more information about Progent's online and onsite consulting expertise in Cambridge, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

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