Microsoft Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, previously branded Great Plains, has a lengthier heritage than almost any other ERP platform written for the Windows OS. Microsoft Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for SMBs, with around 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have managed to postpone upgrades long enough that they are now using seriously out-of-date software and rickety network infrastructure. This can be risky. At the same time, a common complaint we hear from new clients is that they have a hard time finding experienced Dynamics GP experts to partner with for guidance on how to upgrade their Dynamics GP ecosystem affordably and extract the maximum business value from the software.

The longer an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the migration process becomes. If server hardware or storage systems fail, there could be no equivalent devices available to use as substitutes. When versions of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support (EOS) status, vital security updates are no longer released. Current releases of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative products such as Microsoft's Power BI may not run. Organizations investigating an update of their Dynamics GP environment can be intimidated by the number of components involved in the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be astronomical.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Customization Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested experts have provided high-level and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered networks to businesses in every state across the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all editions of Dynamics GP along with top-tier system integration talent, Progent is uniquely qualified to help your Honolulu, Hawaii business optimize the benefit of GP.

We partner with our clients and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can involve an upgrade to a more current and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, complete system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party modules from a broad array of vendors that have written add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system analysis to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our objective with every Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control cost.

Progent can assist your Honolulu, Hawaii company in every facet of your Microsoft Dynamics GP migration or enhancement process including:

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

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Develop a complete migration plan and timetable that minimizes business interruption. Plan for pilot testing, production upgrade, and education. Identify custom development and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration issues.

  • Pilot Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot environment for proving the upgrade project.

  • System Updates
    Create backup copies of databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to assure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all associated databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library. Prep data and run scripts to resolve documented issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Develop reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. 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 remote repositories.

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

  • Support
    Act as a single contact for expertise to deliver dependable and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific environment.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Services Offered by Progent
Progent offers the help of seasoned consultants who have been developing working Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since relerase 1. Progent can do the jobs you need directly rather than managing less experienced consultants or internal IT personnel. Key areas where Progent can deliver Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Guidance
    Suggest the deployment of modules that come with the basic GP platform but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party add-ons written specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide features that GP doesn't offer.

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

  • Customizations
    Build major and small customizations that work with Microsoft Dynamics GP to perform various business functions that are not addressed by standard GP modules or external add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can help your business to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any deployment model including on-premises, private or public cloud, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure expertise offered by Progent's consultants include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture planning and deployment (local, private or public cloud, or hybrid)
  • Configuring security gateways and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Google Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services such as Office 365
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity preparedness
  • Performance tuning
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP environment includes multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud services combined into a seamless enterprise resource management solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered remote and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants, Windows Server specialists, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office experts, and SharePoint integration experts. Progent has worked with these products from their first releases to their latest versions, and Progent can help with cloud SaaS options by offering Office 365 integration services, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online migration and development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of providing help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtual machine consultants. This experience with strategic IT platforms cuts time and costs when helping businesses through every phase of updating their older Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also can provide the skills of advanced security and information assurance engineers, disaster recovery planning consultants, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Expertise for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Solutions
To find out more information about Progent's remote and onsite consulting expertise in Honolulu, Hawaii for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support offered by Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Honolulu, HI business needs a MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.