Microsoft Dynamics GP, originally called Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured application and is one of the most popular ERP platforms for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers worldwide. Many businesses who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This can be dangerous. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble finding experienced Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the most benefit from the application.
The longer a business attempts to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more complex the migration procedure tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware on the market to use as substitutes. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being released. Current releases of SQL Server might not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for a migration may seem through the roof.
Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided high-level and affordable online integration consulting for Windows-based networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Honolulu, Hawaii business get the most out of GP.
We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining familiarity with the environment and the areas needing improvement we provide our recommendations. Proposed services may include an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user training, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a broad range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control cost.
Progent can help your Honolulu, Hawaii company in every facet of your Dynamics GP migration or customization process including:
Other Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- Deployment Assessment
Review at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose other capabilities available on the product that might be helpful to your business.
- Upgrade Planning and Scheduling
Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.
Plan and implement a test system for validating the migration process.
- Environment Updates
Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features available to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.
- Management Reporting
Develop reports and or custom dashboards for private as well as public use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for combining data from diverse on-premises and remote repositories.
Deliver individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Act as a single point of contact for expertise to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems made possible by familiarity with your specific environment.
Progent can provide the support of seasoned experts who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the work you require directly rather than supervising less knowledgeable consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
Recommend the use of software modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, suggest third-party products written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.
Build custom connections between Dynamics GP and other strategic platforms to reduce redundant entry and improve accuracy.
Build major and small customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various functions not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Progent can help 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 provided by Progent's consultants include:
- Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
- Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Setting up security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
- Developing high-availability environments
- Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
- Performance optimization
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For more than two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.
Progent also has extensive experience providing help from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding businesses through each phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP environment.
Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
Download Progent's MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Honolulu, Hawaii for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, see:
To download a datasheet describing the consulting support offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, click Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).
Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Services
If your Honolulu, HI business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration consultant or software developer, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.