Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a longer track record than almost any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active installations worldwide. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance 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 clients is that they have a hard time locating veteran Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and extract the maximum business value out of the application.

The more a business tries to limp along with outdated versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade procedure becomes. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there may be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When editions of Microsoft Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security patches stop being developed. Current editions of SQL Server might not work with your important GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the volume of components there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for a migration may seem astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Services Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over two decades, and Progent's tested professionals have provided advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-based environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with world-class system integration skills, Progent is uniquely qualified to make sure your Honolulu, Hawaii business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the IT environment and the areas for improvement we provide our suggestions. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and specific module implementation including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have published add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with each Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and control expense.

Progent can help your Honolulu, Hawaii company in each facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are now running and propose additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Timing
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage compatibility issues.

  • Testing
    Plan and configure a test environment for validating the migration process.

  • System Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager database. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to make all current features accessible to your organization. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple local and remote sources.

  • Training
    Provide individual or group training for existing and first-time users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver consistent and cost-effective resolution of issues thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less experienced consultants or in-house IT personnel. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Recommend the use of modules included with the basic GP system but are not now being utilized. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create custom integrations between Dynamics GP and other business platforms to reduce redundant data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Build major and simple customizations that work with Dynamics GP to handle specific functions not handled by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to enhance your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, private or public cloud, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Needs assessment and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Developing high-availability solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance optimization
Why Progent?
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple application platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud services integrated into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has delivered remote and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Microsoft Exchange integration consultants, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with core IT platforms saves time and expense when guiding businesses through every phase of updating their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also can provide the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance experts, business continuity preparedness consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can help you to design, implement, and manage a well-tuned Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and on-premises support expertise in Honolulu, Hawaii for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

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

Contact Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Expertise
If your Honolulu, HI business is looking for a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.