Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, previously called Great Plains, sports a lengthier track record than virtually any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform written for Windows. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most popular ERP systems for SMBs, with about 50,000 active customers worldwide. A number of organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. At the same time, a common theme we hear from prospective customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and get the most business value out of the application.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. When physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates stop being distributed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not work with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Businesses investigating an update of their Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment can be intimidated by the number of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Services Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have delivered high-level and economical online integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth experience with all releases of Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration skills, Progent is ideally qualified to help your Honolulu, Hawaii business optimize the benefit of GP/Great Plains.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their requirements. After gaining familiarity with the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can involve an upgrade to a newer and fully supported version of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party products from a wide array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report writing, and system analysis to assess whether GP is being utilized to its fullest. Our goal with each Dynamics GP project big or small is to optimize strategic value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Honolulu, Hawaii business in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • System Review
    Review at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now using and propose other capabilities of GP that may be helpful to your business.

  • Upgrade Design and Scheduling
    Develop a complete migration plan and schedule that avoids business interruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and training. Specify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve compatibility issues.

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

  • Environment Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Dynamics GP to the latest version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features available to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Implement services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Develop reports and or dashboards for private as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating data from multiple local and external sources.

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

  • Support Services
    Provide a single contact for expertise to ensure effective and cost-effective resolution of issues made possible by familiarity with your particular environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the support 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 rather than supervising less experienced consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent's consultants can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written exclusively for Dynamics GP to deliver capabilities that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Create special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to reduce redundant data entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions not addressed by standard GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help you to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Infrastructure expertise provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating Apple iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Office 365
  • business continuity planning
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Dynamics GP environment includes multiple application platforms, on-premises network infrastructure technologies, and public cloud services combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent's consultants have delivered online and onsite support from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server consultants, Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent's consultants have supported these products from their initial versions to their current editions, and Progent can help with cloud-based options by providing Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online migration and application development services.

Progent also has a long history of providing support from top-tier Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Hyper-V integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This experience with strategic technologies cuts time and costs when guiding organizations through every aspect of updating their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the skills of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance experts, disaster recovery preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud planning and configuration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, deploy, and manage a productive Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To learn more about Progent's remote and onsite consulting services in Honolulu, Hawaii for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning product family, visit:

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

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