Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a longer heritage than virtually any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using legacy software and outmoded network infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants to partner with for in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and derive the maximum business value out of the software.

The more an organization attempts to limp along with outdated releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure becomes. If server hardware or storage systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Innovative products like Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the number of components there are to the puzzle. And the price tag suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By combining deep experience with all versions of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to make sure your London, United Kingdom business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and start by understanding their needs. Once we have an understanding of the IT environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business software used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize strategic value and manage expense.

Progent can assist your London, United Kingdom business in each phase of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your organization.

  • Upgrade Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive upgrade plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Identify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve compatibility issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a test system for proving the migration process.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the latest release to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or dashboards for private and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.

  • Education
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure dependable and cost-effective handling of issues thanks to familiarity with your particular situation.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the support of top-tier consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the work you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP system but are not currently being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid redundant data entry and improve accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can assist your business to enhance 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 expertise offered by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and site inventory
  • Network topology planning and implementation (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability (HA) environments
  • Integration with public cloud services such as Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, local network infrastructure technologies, and cloud services integrated into a seamless enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent's consultants have provided online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server integration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint Server development consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by providing Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when helping organizations through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in London, United Kingdom for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

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

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your London, #(StateShortStr) business needs a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.