“Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP users gathered in Cromwell (CT) for New England’s Largest Microsoft Dynamics GP user event. During the closing session CAL Business Solutions honored five companies for their outstanding achievements in 2010”.

Harwinton, CT – November 2, 2010 – Over 130 Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP users and partners gathered in Cromwell, Connecticut (CT) on Wednesday October 13th for New England’s Largest Microsoft Dynamics GP user event. During the closing session CAL Business Solutions honored five companies for their outstanding achievements in 2010.
The event featured a keynote address from a local Microsoft executive plus sixteen breakout sessions dedicated to helping attendees use their accounting/ERP software systems to be more efficient and productive. Presented by CAL Business Solutions consultants and leaders and software partners the sessions covered a range of topics including: GP Tips and Tricks, SmartList Builder, Year End Closing Strategies, FRx vs Management Reporter plus much more.
The event also featured the presentation of the CAL Customer Awards, recognizing the distinguished achievements of five CAL Business Solutions customers. The CAL Connect2010 Award winners are:

1) Loyalty Award: Custom Bottle, Inc.
Custom Bottle in Naugatuck, Connecticut received the Loyalty Award in recognition of their ongoing support of CAL Business Solutions. George Mackiewicz, president of CAL Business Solutions comments, “Custom Bottle is a great evangelist and is happy to tell others about the benefits the new Dynamics GP with SalesPad system has brought to their distribution business. When we show them something new they embrace it and trust us to steer them in the right direction.”
2) Innovation Award: Women’s Health Connecticut
Women’s Health, an Avon, Connecticut based healthcare company, was given the Innovation Award. This award recognizes the client who innovative use of technology within their business management system delivers measurable results to the organization. The winner is chosen for creativity, vision and the overall results and benefits to the organization.
3) Teamwork Award: Apple Health Care, Inc.
Apple Health Care, another healthcare company based in Avon, Connecticut, was chosen for the Teamwork Award. This award recognizes the client who shares their organizations vision and overall future direction planning efforts with CAL and enables us to proactively plan future projects both for timing and applicability to goals. This company embraces both the technology and consulting services provided by CAL and enables us to truly become a part of their extended family. Mackiewicz comments, “This project included setting up more than 50 companies in Microsoft Dynamics GP across more than 25 facilities. The key to coordinating a project of this size is teamwork – both internally and with the CAL services team. And Apple Health Care is a great example of this.”
4) President’s Award: PrideStaff

PrideStaff, a California based staffing company, was chosen for the President’s Award. This award is presented for overall excellence in all areas. Pridestaff uses StaffLinx GP, a tool developed by CAL Business Solutions, to integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with their current front office staffing software. Christine Huebert traveled the furthest of any customer to attend the CAL Connect2010 event and receive this award.

Highlights of the event, including presentation downloads and photos were made available to attendees after the event at www.calszone.com/connect2010.

About CAL Business Solutions
Founded in 1982 CAL Business Solutions is a Connecticut based Microsoft Gold Certified Partner focused on Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) ERP/accounting software. CAL Business Solutions offers implementation, data conversion, customization, plus local support and training for Microsoft Dynamics GP. CAL Business Solutions works with over 200 customers in 16 states, with a focus on companies in Connecticut (CT) plus Massachusetts (MA), Rhode Island (RI) and Westchester County, New York (NY). The company has proven expertise working with clients in a variety of industries with a special focus on Distribution, Fuel Distribution, Staffing, Healthcare, Non Profit and Professional Services. If you are considering new accounting software, upgrading your existing system, or if you currently use Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) and want the best local support and training, contact CAL Business Solutions. For a free Microsoft Dynamics GP price quote visit www.calszone.com/quick-quote.

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