Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP solution made for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, full-featured product and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many organizations who have relied on Dynamics GP for years have managed to defer upgrades and maintenance long enough that they now find themselves using seriously out-of-date software and rickety IT infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from prospective clients is that they have a hard time finding veteran Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment affordably and extract the most benefit from the software.

The more a business attempts to limp along with legacy releases of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration procedure becomes. When server hardware or storage systems fail, there may be no suitable devices on the market to replace them. When versions of Windows Server used to host Dynamics GP reach end-of-support (EOS) status, critical security updates stop being developed. The latest releases of SQL Server may not work with your special GP customizations. Next-generation tools such as Microsoft's Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the cost quoted for an upgrade may seem astronomical.

Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered high-level and economical remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state in the U.S. By offering deep experience with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP along with top-tier network integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Honolulu, Hawaii business get the most out of GP.

We partner with our customers and begin by understanding their needs. After gaining familiarity with the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Recommendations may involve an upgrade to a newer and supported release of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user education, complete system and individual module implementation including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of suppliers that have written add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business applications used by organization, custom report writing, and solution evaluations to assess whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP project of whatever size is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Honolulu, Hawaii business in each facet of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization project including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are now running and discuss additional capabilities of the product that might be helpful to your organization.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that minimizes business interruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Specify customizations and add-on products. Anticipate and resolve integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and configure a pilot environment for validating the migration process.

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

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal as well as external consumption. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for self-service reporting and for aggregating information from diverse on-premises and external sources.

  • Education
    Deliver one-on-one or group training for existing and new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Support Services
    Act as a single contact for support to deliver effective and affordable resolution of problems made possible by familiarity with your particular situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent can provide the help of top-tier experts who have been developing working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly instead of managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can provide Microsoft Dynamics GP support services include:
  • Recommendations
    Recommend the deployment of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party add-ons designed specifically for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Dynamics GP and other business applications to reduce duplicate data entry and increase consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that run with Microsoft Dynamics GP to handle various functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help you to enhance your infrastructure to support Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid environment. Network infrastructure services offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and site inventory
  • Network architecture design and deployment (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Developing high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Microsoft 365
  • business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem includes multiple software platforms, local network infrastructure resources, and cloud products combined into a seamless ERP solution. For over two decades, Progent has provided online and on-premises support from Microsoft-certified experts including Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange Server configuration consultants, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has supported these products from their initial releases to their current editions, and Progent supports cloud SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online expertise, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience providing support from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms saves time and costs when helping businesses through each aspect of updating their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and compliance engineers, disaster recovery and business continuity planning experts, application programmers, hybrid cloud architecture consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and maintain a productive Dynamics GP solution.

Progent's Consulting Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting expertise in Honolulu, Hawaii for Microsoft 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 expertise offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, click Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Honolulu, HI business is looking for a Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or software programmer, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.