HARWINTON, CT, May 04, 2011  — CAL Business Solutions Inc, a Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics ERP software partner, announced today that Russ Nugent has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer/Practice Manager. As COO, Nugent will be responsible for managing implementation services and customer support functions for all new clients and over 200 existing Microsoft Dynamics GP clients. With the addition of Nugent, the CAL Business Solutions team now includes 18 professionals focused on finance and technology, making CAL the largest Dynamics GP focused value added reseller (VAR) in the Northeast.

“I see this as a major stepping stone for the growth of CAL Business Solutions. We see the role of Practice Manager as crucial to our success, and the success of our clients, as we continue to expand our services to our growing family of clients. The background and experience that Russ Nugent brings to the position made him an ideal fit to join CAL Business Solutions team,” says George Mackiewicz, President/Owner of CAL Business Solutions.

Nugent joins CAL Business Solutions after 5 years at a large Connecticut based lending company, where he served as VP of Information Technology. In that role, he had responsibility for all financial systems and integrations as well as the creation of an enterprise-wide Data Warehouse developed using the Microsoft Business Intelligence Tool Suite. This international organization with over 1,700 employees used Microsoft Dynamics GP as its core financial system. Previously, Nugent founded IntelliBridge, LLC, a Microsoft Dynamics GP and IT Consulting company in Milford, Connecticut, which he owned for 5 years.

“I’ve spent most of my career in small business technology companies that focus on delivering technical solutions to small to mid-size businesses. My corporate management experience has provided me with knowledge of more tools, processes and methodologies which can be of benefit to that same small business market. As a small business owner I longed for the power of an ERP, CRM, Collaboration and Business Intelligence systems but felt that they were solutions that only a large company could afford. As the Microsoft vision of growingly integrated solutions such as Dynamics GP, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, the Office Suite and Microsoft Business Intelligence has evolved that power has become accessible to most small to mid-size businesses and the current or near future availability of those services in the Cloud only makes the resource requirement that much more within reach. I’m excited to help CAL Business Solutions empower our clients with the technology that will allow them to focus on their core business instead of supporting technologies,” says Russ Nugent.

Russ Nugent is a graduate of Fairfield University and currently lives in Milford, Connecticut.

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, 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. Get more info at www.calszone.com.