Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other ERP solution written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a mature, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded IT infrastructure.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 recurring complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and extract the most business value out of the application.

The more a business tries to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or storage systems fail, there could be no suitable hardware available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP deployment are often intimidated by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-based environments to organizations in every state throughout the U.S. By offering in-depth experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your Liverpool, United Kingdom business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their requirements. Once we have an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a more current and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full platform and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business applications within your company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our goal with every Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.

Progent's consultants can assist your Liverpool, United Kingdom business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • System Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently running and propose other features of GP that may be suitable for your business.

  • Migration Design and Timing
    Create a complete upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, live deployment, and education. Identify custom development and add-on products. Predict and resolve compatibility problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for validating the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to ensure continuing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to address known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as public consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote sources.

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

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the use of modules that come with the core GP platform but are not now being utilized. In addition, suggest third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Create special connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to avoid redundant data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create big and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Network infrastructure services available from Progent include:
  • Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For more than 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when guiding organizations through each phase of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and compliance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more information about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Liverpool, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Liverpool, #(StateShortStr) business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or application developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.