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Awards & News - CAL Business Solutions, Inc.

Awards

  • Bob Scott’s Insights Top 100 VARs: 2016, 2015
  • Bob Scott’s VAR Stars Winner: 2016, 2015
  • Accounting Today “VAR to Watch”
  • Lead411 Technology 200 Winner
  • Technology 500 Award
  • Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club Winner
  • Microsoft Northeast Area Dynamics Partner of the Year Award
  • Accounting Today Top 100 “One To Watch”
  • Microsoft Distinction in Marketing Award
  • Hartford Business Journal Fastest Growing Private Company
  • Accounting Technology Magazine Top 100 Pacesetter
  • Microsoft East Region Competency Award
  • Microsoft Excellence in Small Business Vertical – Professional Services

News

12/29/2016 – CAL Business Solutions Adds Acumatica Product Line to Expand ERP Offering
With the addition of Acumatica, CAL Business Solutions looks forward to delivering even greater value to our customers in 2017 and beyond. Read Full Press Release.

12/8/2016 – CAL Business Solutions Selected as Bob Scott’s Insights 2016 VAR Star
CAL Business Solutions has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software.

6/10/2016 – CAL Business Solutions ranked as one of Bob Scott’s 2016 Top 100 VARs
The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software, and based on revenue. Download the full list.

12/17/2015 – CAL releases sixth Microsoft Dynamics GP customer case study video featuring upstate New York based Crown Maple
Watch the short video to learn how Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad helped Crown Maple grow to be North Americas largest maple syrup manufacturer/distributor. Read Full Case Study

12/14/2015 – CAL Business Solutions Selected as Bob Scott’s Insights 2015 VAR Star
CAL Business Solutions chosen as top 100 in the ERP reseller industry based on overall quality.  Download the full list.

6/15/2015 – CAL Business Solutions ranked as one of Bob Scott’s 2015 Top 100 VARs
The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software, and based on revenue. Download the full list. Read Full Press Release

12/4/2014 – CAL Business Solutions Selected as Bob Scott’s Insights 2014 VAR Star
Industry expert Bob Scott names CAL as a 2014 VAR star. Selection of VAR stars is based on quality, not revenue, as the deciding factor in picking the 100 businesses that are chosen for this honor. Download the full list.

7/24/2014 – CAL Business Solutions named “VAR to Watch” in 2014 Accounting Today VAR 100 List
In the 2014 Accounting Today VAR 100 List, an annual ranking of top accounting software resellers, CAL Business Solutions named as one of 15 additional “VAR’s to Watch”. See the full list

7/15/14 – CAL releases fifth Microsoft Dynamics GP customer case study video featuring Connecticut based Modern Tire
Watch the short video to learn how this tire dealership & service center connected their retail POS Software with Microsoft Dynamics GP for a complete system. Read Full Press Release

6/27/2014 –  Microsoft Spotlights Two Connecticut based CAL Clients
Microsoft chose to spotlight two of our Microsoft Dynamics GP clients. Heather Kneipfer from Choate Rosemary Hall was featured in a video interview at Convergence 2014. And Innovative Medical Products was highlighted in a Microsoft blog article. We are very proud of our clients and their success.

6/1/2014 –  CAL releases fourth Microsoft Dynamics GP customer case study video featuring Connecticut based Thor
Watch the Thor testimonial video to learn how this distribution/manufacturing company continues to work with CAL on new projects. Recently CAL built a report in 10 hours that saves them $13k a year. And now they are connecting Dynamics CRM to SalesPad.  Read the Thor case study.

2/1/2014 – CAL Chosen as 2013 VAR Stars Winner by Bob Scott’s Insights’
CAL Business Solutions has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2013, honoring 100 of the top ERP software resellers in North America. This list highlights companies for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software based on factors such growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation. VAR Star 2013 List    Read Full Press Release

11/1/2013 – CAL releases third Microsoft Dynamics GP customer case study video featuring Connecticut based Beekley Medical
Watch the short video to learn how this distribution and manufacturing company decided to expand the capabilities of GP to better manage distribution and automate manufacturing. After adding SalesPad and GP Manufacturing they can take orders faster, ship products sooner, and spend less time on manual processes.  Read the Beekley Case Study

10/10/2013 – CAL Business Solutions chosen to be included in the Lead411 Technology 200 List. This list is focused on honoring the top revenue-producing private USA startups in technology.

8/22/2013 – CAL Welcomes Rob Amoroso as Dynamics GP Implementation and Support Consultant
Rob joins CAL as a Dynamics GP Implementation and Support consultant.  Since 2005 Rob has worked with all aspects of Microsoft SQL including implementation, development and support. His experience also includes computer repair, application support and ETL programming.  He will assist Dynamics GP clients with technical support and implementation. Read Full Press Release

7/29/2013 – CAL Welcomes Dave Page as Dynamics GP Implementation and Support Consultant
Dave joins CAL as a Dynamics GP Implementation and Support consultant.  Dave brings over 10 years of experience in application support, SQL server and data warehousing to CAL Business Solutions. Most recently he was the supervisor of a support department for a proprietary software company. Dave will assist Dynamics GP clients with technical support and implementation. Read Full Press Release

5/20/2013 – CAL releases second Microsoft Dynamics GP customer case study video featuring Connecticut based Innovative Medical Products.
Watch the 2minute video to learn how this distribution and manufacturing company increased order accuracy to 98.5%, increased order processing by 150%, and saved 500 sheets of paper a month with Microsoft Dynamics GP system with Salespad. www.calszone.com/imp

2/11/2013 – CAL Welcomes Stephanie Olbrych as Dynamics GP Implementation and Support Specialist
Stephanie joins CAL Business Solutions with fifteen + years experience in implementing, supporting and training in the Microsoft Dynamics GP (previously Great Plains) financial and distribution series as well as FRx and Management Reporter. Her industry experience includes transportation, not for profit, financial services, biotech, distribution, manufacturing, petroleum distribution and others. Read Full Press Release

12/19/2012 – Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Officially Released
Microsoft announces the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. Get Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Pricing, Requirements, Features & More

12/18/2012 – CAL Chosen as 2012 Bob Scott’s Insights’ VAR Stars Winner
CAL Business Solutions has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2012, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software. Members of the VAR Stars were selected based on factors such growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation. Read More

12/15/2012 – CAL Welcomes Stacey Poll as Dynamics GP Consultant/Application Support Technician Stacey Poll joins CAL Business Solutions with fourteen years of hands on accounting experience with a software development company. Her role included managing company financial and business relations including multi state payroll. Read Full Press Release

11/23/2012 – CAL Business Solutions Chosen As Contributor For New White Paper Highlighting 25 Brilliant Ways Companies Can Use Microsoft Dynamics ERP Software As a Competitive Advantage. CAL Business Solutions was chosen by the ERP Software Blog to be part of a panel of 21 ERP and  accounting software experts from North America and Europe who contributed  knowledge to this project. Read Full Press Release.

10/26/2012 – CAL releases the “Meet the CAL Team” video as an overview of our team, our office and our business values. Watch the 2 minute video (plus the bloopers at the end)

9/23/2012 – CAL releases first Microsoft Dynamics GP customer case study video featuring Rhode Island based Amax Inc. Watch the 3 minute video to learn how this distribution company increased sales and productivity with a cloud based Dynamics GP system.

8/01/2012 – CAL Announces Partnership with Aristo Data Systems
CAL forms a partnership with Aristo Data Systems, a Stamford, CT based Microsoft Dynamics partner. This partnership will expand the size and geographic focus of the CAL team.

7/22/2012 – CAL Business Solutions adds most new Dynamics GP customers nationwide
George Mackiewicz was honored for adding the highest number of new Microsoft Dynamics ERP customers, nationwide, in Microsoft’s fourth quarter 2012. George will enjoy a new Samsung Series 7 Slate.

7/20/2012 – CAL Business Solutions named “One to Watch” in 2012 Accounting Today VAR 100 List
In the 2012 Accounting Today VAR 100 List, an annual ranking of top accounting software resellers, CAL Business Solutions named as “significant reseller who will bear watching in the future.”

7/19/2012 – CAL client, Fusion Trade, featured in Dynamics GP integration success story
Fusion Trade is a Massachusetts based wholesale broker of electronic and computer components. This high tech distributor eliminated disconnect with Microsoft Dynamics® GP integration to their custom inventory trading system. Read Full Press Release

4/20/2012 – CAL Business Solutions To Host Over 100 Microsoft Dynamics GP Users on May 8th at CAL Connect2012 Conference in Cromwell, Connecticut
Over 100 Microsoft Dynamics GP users will join CAL Business Solutions on May 8, 2012 in Cromwell, Connecticut (CT) for a full day of training and networking.  Read Full Press Release.

3/27/2012 – First New England SalesPad Software User Group Hosted by Connecticut Dynamics GP Partner CAL Business Solutions
CAL Business Solutions, a Connecticut based Microsoft Dynamics GP partner, will host the first New England user group of SalesPad Software on Monday May 7th in Cromwell, CT to encourage sharing of best practices among distribution industry peers.  Read Full Press Release.

3/09/2012 – Thor, a CAL Client Reports 150 Thousand Dollar Savings Per Year Thanks to Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP Software Installation
Multinational manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals, used a Microsoft credit to replace Microsoft Dynamics SL with Microsoft Dynamics GP.  The company experienced 40% growth in new business. Read Full Press Release.

12/09/2011 – Case Study Tells How a Connecticut Distribution Company Determined That the Right ERP Partner is as Important as the Right ERP Software
Moran USA LLC purchases Microsoft Dynamics GP but after two years and it still not functioning as promised, they looked for a new Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner in their local area and started working with CAL Business Solutions. Read Full Press Release.

11/23/2011 – Connecticut Professional Services Company Finds the Right Microsoft Dynamics GP Software Partner to Handle Complex Project Requirements
CAL released a new case study highlighting the success of Women’s Health USA using  Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) accounting software.  Read Full Press Release.

11/10/2011 – Accounting Today Magazine Recognizes Connecticut Based CAL Business Solutions Inc. as Technology Pacesetter for 2011.
For the fourth consecutive year CAL Business Solutions has been chosen as one of the top Technology Pacesetters for 2011 by Accounting Today magazine. This list honors 50 top-flight resellers in the accounting and ERP software marketplace. Selection is based on factors such as industry awards received, growth, innovation, customer service, participation in building the profession, and a firm’s general reputation.  CAL is proud to be the only Connecticut VAR to make this list of 50 national experts. 2011 Technology Pacesetter List

11/09/2011 – CAL Business Solutions Chosen to Collaborate on White Paper Project to Educate CFOs in Evaluating The Move to Cloud Based ERP Software
This white paper offers a clear question and answer format designed to give CFOs the background they need to evaluate and compare cloud-based ERP choices. Read Full Release.

10/25/2011 – CAL Business Solutions chosen to be included in the Lead411 Technology 200 List.
This list is focused on honoring the top revenue-producing private USA startups in technology. Read Full Press Release

10/01/2011 – CAL Business Solutions announces the launch of the CAL Marketplace
CAL Business Solutions, announces the launch of the CAL Marketplace – an online directory of ISV/Add on solutions for Microsoft Dynamics GP. This section of our website is intended to help CAL clients easily find ISV/add on solutions recommended by the CAL team. Read Full Press Release

9/29/2011 – In Memory of Nancy Bergen
The CAL team mourns the loss of our dear team member, Nancy Ann Bergen, who passed away after a 12 month battle with lung cancer.   Nancy worked with many of our clients as a Customer Relationship Manager and was instrumental in planning our last CAL Connect 2010.  Nancy will be remembered for her vivacious spirit and her sincere interest in people. Obituary Notice

9/06/2011 – CAL Welcomes Dan Saffo as Dynamics GP Application Support Technician  
Dan Saffo will be assisting CAL clients with technical and integration projects including  Microsoft Dynamics GP, ISV products and SQL server. Dan  recently worked as a Technical Consultant at Flaum Technologies, the providers of Commission Calc, a commission calculation ISV tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Read Press Release.

8/19/2011 – CAL Business Solutions named “One to Watch” in 2011 Accounting Today VAR 100 List
In the 2011 Accounting Today VAR 100 List, an annual ranking of top accounting software resellers, CAL Business Solutions named as “significant reseller who will bear watching in the future.”

7/08/2011 – George Mackiewicz, owner of CAL, quoted in MSDynamicsWorld.com Article
George Mackiewicz was quoted in the article,Examining ROI: Realizing Indirect Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics GP” Read the full article

7/05/2011 – George Mackiewicz, owner of CAL, quoted in Redmond Channel Partner magazine.
George Mackiewicz was recently quoted in an article ‘How Microsoft Dynamics Partners Are Evolving with the Cloud’,  featured in the Redmond Channel Partner Magazine. Read full article

5/12/2011 – CAL Client, AMAX, featured at Convergence 2011.
Connecticut distribution company, AMAX, featured as spotlight customer for Dynamics GP during Convergence 2011 keynote and various customer panels and press interviews. Read case study.

12/20/2010 – CAL Business Solutions chosen for 2010 Bob Scott’s Insights’ VAR Stars list.
This list honors the Top 100 accounting software resellers nationwide based on growth, industry leadership and innovation. Read Press Release.

12/02/2010 – CAL Business Solutions, Chosen for New Technology 500 Award
CAL Business Solutions, a Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software partner, was selected as a Technology 500 award recipient.  CAL is one of only two Connecticut companies chosen for this honor.  Read Press Release

11/30/2010 – CAL Welcomes Jo Ann Flaum as new technical consultant/ GP support resource.
JoAnn has a background working with GP, has 18 years of experience working with another ERP system and a degree in accounting

11/18/2010 – CAL Business Solutions President Quoted in Microsoft Press Release on Dynamics GP 2010
Microsoft chose to quote George Mackiewicz, President of CAL Business Solutions, a Connecticut based Microsoft Dynamics GP partner in a press release issued November 18, 2010 on Release 2 of Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software.  Read the full press release: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 to Feature New Business Intelligence Capabilities and Build on Customer Success

10/13/2010 – CAL Business Solutions Award Customers at Annual Microsoft Dynamics GP User Event Who Use ERP Software to Move Their Businesses Forward  Read Full Press Release.

8/09/2010 – CAL selected for Accounting Today Magazine’s Top 100 VAR  Report
The VAR 100 lists the top 100 resellers by revenue for 2009. These are chosen from organizations that center their practices on the sale and implementation of mid-market accounting software More than one thousand companies are considered for inclusion in the annual listing.

7/08/2010 – CAL Wins Microsoft Dynamics Northeast Area Partner of the Year Award
CAL Business Solutions has won 2010 Microsoft Dynamics Northeast Area  Partner of the Year Award! This achievement is said to reflect our business’ commitment to deliver outstanding products and services to small and midmarket customers. Read Press Release

7/08/2010 – CAL Business Solutions Inc. is named to the 2010 President’s Club for Microsoft Dynamics
We are proud to announce that for the 7th time CAL has earned Microsoft Dynamics Presidents Club status. This designation was given to only 359 companies worldwide – representing the top 5% of Dynamics partners.  CAL was the only New England GP partner to earn this recognition.   According to Microsoft, “President’s Club for Microsoft Dynamics honors high-performing Microsoft Dynamics partners whose commitment to customers is reflected in their business success and growth.” Read Press Release

7/07/2010 – CAL makes Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Level
CAL is recognized for the highest level of technological excellence, marketplace impact and satisfaction of customers through Microsoft products and services.

7/01/2010 – CAL receives Honorable Mention for 2010 Microsoft Distinction in Marketing Award
Due to our use of social media marketing CAL Business Solutions was given an honorable mention award for the 2010 Microsoft Distinction in Marketing.  The judging panel commented that they were impressed with CAL’s “innovation, creativity with the Dynamics GP pricing tool, collaboration with others, and the notable results that you and all of your ERP Software Blog partners have seen.” Read Press Release

4/21/2010 – ORLive Client Success Story Published
CAL Business Solutions released a client success story to showcase how Connecticut based Professional Services company, ORLive, uses Microsoft Dynamics GP + Olympic Project Cost Track to increase the profitability of each project. Read Full Press Release

3/15/2010 – CAL Launches New Website
The goal of the new CAL website is to give business accounting/ERP software buyers not just the standard company overview and marketing descriptions, but solid tangible information that will help them to make informed decisions. In addition to the expected Microsoft Dynamics GP business accounting software overview and highlights the site goes in depth to show module descriptions, system specs, deployment options and comparisons to competing accounting software/ERP products. Read Full Press Release

12/11/2009 – Accounting Today Magazine Recognizes Connecticut Based CAL Business Solutions Inc. as Top 100 Pacesetter for 2009.
CAL Business Solutions Inc., a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software in Connecticut, was chosen as one of the select 100 Pacesetters for 2009 by Accounting Today magazine. Spots on the list are awarded for innovation, vendor awards, leadership and contributions to the field, and general reputation, regardless of revenue.  CAL is proud to be the only Connecticut VAR to make this list of national experts.

10/02/2009 – CAL hosts “Connecticut Dynamics GP User Convergence”
More than 100 clients, ISV partners and Microsoft colleagues joined the CAL team for a full day of Microsoft Dynamics GP educational sessions and networking held at the Waterbury, CT Marriott.  See Photos

9/30/2009 – CAL Welcomes Amy Mackiewicz as New Operations Assistant

6/01/2009“30 Questions Every CFO Must Ask About The Cost of Accounting Software”
CAL Business Solutions announces the release of a new white paper aimed at educating accounting software buyers on ways to save money and avoid hidden costs when buying new ERP/accounting software. Companies will find sixteen buying tips and thirty cost-saving questions to ask a valued added reseller (VAR) in the free white paper.  Read Full Press Release.

12/11/2008 – Accounting Technology Magazine Recognizes Connecticut Based CAL Business Solutions Inc. as Top 100 Pacesetter for 2008.
The performance-oriented recognition is based on selection criteria that include awards, leadership, industry reputation, and company growth. Read Full Press Release.

10/20/2008 – CAL Invests in Microsoft Source Code Authorization Program to Reduce Development Costs for Microsoft Dynamics GP Customers
CAL announced a significant investment in the Microsoft Source Code Authorization Program to become Source Code Authorized for Microsoft Dynamics GP financial management software. Of the approximately 2500 Microsoft Dynamics GP partners worldwide, only 3% are enrolled in the Source Code Program for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Read Full Press Release.

9/01/2008 – CAL hosts “Connecticut Dynamics GP User Convergence”
More than 100 clients, ISV partners and Microsoft colleagues joined the CAL team for a full day of Microsoft Dynamics GP educational sessions and networking held at the CPA Center in Rocky Hill, CT.  See Photos

6/04/2008 – CAL Wins Excellence in Small Business Vertical-Professional Services Award from Microsoft
At an awards reception in NYC it was announced that CAL was chosen as a winner because “their Microsoft Business Solutions competency has given them the skills to develop an integrated, industry-leading staffing system. They believe that they have gained added credibility by their Microsoft partnership and the ability to market the solution on Microsoft Solution Finder.”  Read Full Press Release.

6/01/2008 – CAL Business Solutions Ranked as Fastest Growing Private Company
Our company was ranked 12th on the top 20 list of Hartford Region’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. CAL grew 43% from 2006 to 2007.

12/11/2007 – CAL hosts “Microsoft Dynamics GP-Year End Closing Tips & Tricks Event”
More than 35 customers joined CAL for a day of training and tips & tricks from some of our top consultants. Many found the sessions informative whether they had never closed the books before, or they just needed to brush up on some details.

8/15/2007 – CAL hosts “Connecticut Great Plains User Convergence”
The CAL team welcomed clients and Microsoft colleagues for a day of educational sessions and fun at the CAL office.  See Photos

8/01/2007 – CAL Business Solutions Inc. Earns Presidents Club for Sixth Time
CAL recently received recognition from Microsoft for outstanding customer commitment and sales achievement and was named to the Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club.  Read Full Press Release.

7/11/2007 – CAL Business Solutions Wins East Region Competency Award at WWPC
CAL proudly announced it has won the Competency Award for Microsoft Dynamics GP at the 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards. CAL was chosen out of an international field of 1800 nominees of top Microsoft Partners as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.  Read Full Press Release.

3/14/2007 –  George Mackiewicz chosen to meet with Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer
A select group of approximately 50 partners from across the United States were invited to attend a private meeting with Steve Ballmer in San Diego, CA. George was privileged to hear the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corp. share his vision and enthusiasm for the Dynamics business and address partner questions. A common question was about the future of the Dynamics line of products.

3/11/2007 – CAL Team Members and Clients attend Convergence 2007
George Mackiewicz, Craig Robillard and 7 of our Microsoft Dynamics GP Connecticut clients attended Convergence 2007, the largest Microsoft customer event of the year, in sunny San Diego, CA.

1/02/2007 – CAL Business Solutions Inc. Helps Kloter Farms Use Technology to Increase Sales and Position Itself for Growth
Kloter Farms sought an IT infrastructure that would allow the family owned company to realize its vision of improved management information, streamlined business processes and reduced costs. Connecticut based CAL Business Solutions Inc. implemented a new Microsoft Dynamics™ GP accounting system and complimentary technology. As a result, Kloter Farms is realizing its technology vision, has steadily increased its sales and is poised for continued growth.  Read Full Press Release

1/01/2007 – CAL  Business Solutions Inc. celebrates 25 years in business.
Since the early DOS days in 1982 we have evolved and changed with technology and are proud to be a Microsoft partner with over 175 customers and 16 team members. We look forward to the next 25 years.

9/01/2006 – CAL announced as Microsoft Business Solutions Presidents Club 2006 Winner
For the fifth time in company history CAL has been honored among the top 5% of partner worldwide for outstanding sales achievement and customer satisfaction.  Read Full Press Release.

8/30/2006 – CAL hosts Customer Appreciation Day
Clients and colleagues mingled with the CAL team at a Hawaiian luau themed event at the CAL office.  See Photos

5/31/2006 – Microsoft Selects CAL
George Mackiewicz, president of CAL Business Solutions Inc. was one of only 12 partners selected to attend a special roundtable session with Microsoft Vice President, Jeffrey Young. Top Microsoft partners from across New England were invited to the roundtable to discuss the current state of business and offer suggestions for improvement for both partners and customers.

3/01/2006 – CAL featured as Microsoft Small Business Partner of the Month

1/01/2006 – CAL Acquires IntelliBridge LLC
A merged staff and complimentary skill sets are only two of the many benefits our customers can expect in 2006.  Read Full Press Release.

1/01/2006 – Computer Associates Becomes CAL Business Solutions Inc.
After years of contemplation, Computer Associates Ltd. (CAL) has changed its name to CAL Business Solutions Inc. A new name for a fresh start. A name that more accurately represents our services, our commitment, and our professional affiliations.