Dynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a longer history than virtually any other ERP platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with around 50,000 active installations globally. A number of businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. Meanwhile, a common theme we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP experts who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and get the maximum benefit out of the software.
The longer an organization attempts to make do with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. When server hardware or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent hardware available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support status, vital security patches are no longer developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Businesses investigating an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment can be overwhelmed by the volume of pieces involved in the puzzle. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft 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 networks to organizations in every state across the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is ideally suited to make sure your Honolulu, Hawaii business optimize the benefit of GP.
We become partners with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services may involve an upgrade to a more current and fully supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, complete platform and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products offered by a wide array of vendors that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other critical business software used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to maximize strategic value and manage cost.
Progent can help your Honolulu, Hawaii company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or customization project including:
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
- System Assessment
Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and propose additional features available on the product that may be suitable for your organization.
- Migration Design and Timing
Develop a complete upgrade plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.
- Pilot Testing
Plan and configure a test system for validating the upgrade process.
- Environment Upgrades
Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Upgrade SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prepare data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.
- Custom Reporting
Create reports and or dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.
Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.
Provide a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of issues made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less experienced consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Suggest the deployment of software modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being utilized. Also, suggest third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver features that GP skips.
Create special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate data entry and improve accuracy.
Build big and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various functions that are not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external add-ons.
Progent can assist you to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any architecture including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
- Requirements assessment and IT asset inventory
- Network topology planning and deployment (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
- Configuring firewalls and VPN connections and defining security policies
- Integrating Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
- Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
- Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
- Disaster recovery planning
- Performance optimization
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP environment incorporates multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided remote and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online support, and SharePoint Online deployment and development expertise.
Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure experts, Windows Hyper-V integration experts, and VMware virtual machine specialists. This background with strategic technologies saves time and costs when guiding organizations through every phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture experts, and SQL Server DBAs who can help you to design, implement, and manage a productive Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To learn more about Progent's online and onsite support services in Honolulu, Hawaii for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, visit:
To download a datasheet about the consulting expertise offered by Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).
Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Honolulu, HI business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.