Perhaps you don’t need new distribution software, just better support.

Many distribution companies own a Microsoft Dynamics GP solution. Perhaps you even purchased it back in the old “Great Plains” days. Your business may have started out simple, and Dynamics GP (Great Plains) was just your core financial system. Over the years maybe you added on other disparate systems for inventory management and product configuration.

But now your vendors are requiring EDI, your customers are requiring eCommerce in multiple currencies and you know your processes would be more efficient with barcoding, serial tracking and integrated carrier shipping. Not to mention the need to go mobile.

Do you think that your old Dynamics GP system is not up to the task of your modern distribution requirements? Perhaps that is not the case; it could be that you just need better Microsoft Dynamics GP support for your distribution business.

Dynamics GP includes more distribution functionality than ever before, such as Purchase Order Processing/Receiving, Sales Order Processing, Bill of Materials, Inventory Control, Landed Cost and Requisition Management. When you are on the current version you get all this functionality for free. A Dynamics GP partner, like CAL Business Solutions, that focuses on the distribution industry knows how to help you get the best out of the system and can recommend the best add on tools to make it even better.

Microsoft Dynamics GP support is not only a question of fixing problems. It should include looking at your entire system to help you figure out ways to make it more efficient. Moran USA, a Connecticut based distribution company, was ready to throw out their Dynamics GP system altogether when they realized that all they really needed was better Dynamics GP support. (Read the Moran USA story) That has made all the difference.

With Microsoft Dynamics GP you have the flexibility to add more advanced functionality for eCommerce, EDI, data collection, warehouse management, compliance, lot tracking, serial tracking, landed cost, pick pack ship, 3PL integration, drop ship management, barcoding, container management, integrated carrier shipping, inventory planning, bill of materials, manufacturing orders, inventory control, lot control, standard costs and more.

You can take your Dynamics GP system from core financials all the way to full warehouse management! You just need the right Dynamics GP partner to give you the best advice, and support, specifically for the distribution industry. CAL Business Solutions can help.

Find out more ways that Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distribution can help your business in the white paper, “10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask before Buying Accounting Software.”

If you are a small or mid-sized distribution company looking for similar benefits, contact CAL Business Solutions. 860-485-0910 x4 or We can help you evaluate your current systems, business processes, and goals to determine if Microsoft Dynamics GP is the right fit for you.

By CAL Business Solutions, Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner serving the Distribution industry,

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