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Client Testimonials

Microsoft Dynamics GP Customer Video Testimonials

Innovative Medical Products, Inc. CT Manufacturing & Distribution Company Amax Inc.-RI Distribution Company Beekley Medical-CT Manufacturing & Distribution Company

Modern Tire and Auto Service Center – CT Retail Company Thor – CT Manufacturing & Distribution Company Crown Maple – NY Manufacturing & Distribution Company

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Customer Reviews – CAL Business Solutions

Read short comments of CAL customers describing what they like about working with Microsoft Dynamics GP and CAL Business Solutions. Acumatica reviews will be coming soon!


“For everything we asked, George was able to show us real scenarios of how the data could be organized to fit our business. He gave us solutions rather than just telling us there were open fields available to do whatever we wanted.”
Rich Larkin, Director of Operations, Innovative Medical Products
Plainville, Connecticut Based Medical Device Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“CAL had the experience that we needed in order to get the business off QuickBooks and going in that initial phase. They helped us reengineer the chart of accounts and really lay the groundwork. ”
Chris Masi, CFO, HealthyCT
Wallingford, Connecticut Nonprofit Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“You guys are responsive and extremely knowledgeable. Each of the people I’ve worked with have been friendly and professional. It’s a pleasure working with you and I only anticipate it continuing to better our accounting team as time progresses.”
Lawrence Rodger, Corporate Finance Network & Systems Manager, American Software
Atlanta, Georgia Software Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I have a lot of respect for George and his team. It’s about the knowledge that the CAL team brought to the table. Obviously it’s one thing to see a product in a demo. It’s another thing to work with somebody who’s dealt with it and customized it for others. CAL has helped us to understand the platform, understand what we can do with it and how to customize it to work for us. At the end of the day, for me, it’s about the business problems that we’re trying to address. We’re trying to speed up our process, we’re trying to be more efficient and drive sales with our customers. Being able to voice those issues to CAL and get the right advice has been a great help for me personally.”
Erik Soto, VP, PCNet
Hartford, Connecticut Communications Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I don’t have to regularly generate financial reports and send them out. The people who need to analyze the data can just click on the link and the report is refreshed and up to date.”
Ruth Donahue, Controller, Church Homes, Inc.
Hartford, Connecticut Nonprofit/Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Over the years I have had dealings with numerous software companies. In almost all cases there was always something lacking in terms of satisfaction with the services, costs, or just plain know-how. Until we started working with CAL Business Solutions. They took our existing system and they made it work. They proposed a budgeted amount for our project and stuck to it. “
Robert Amenta, President, Modern Tire
Rocky Hill, Connecticut, Tire Retail and Auto Service Company Using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“George really understood our compliance and reporting requirements and found the right solution for us instead of just trying to sell us more features.”
Brenda Sullivan, Finance Manager, Protein Sciences
Meriden, Connecticut Pharmaceutical Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We value our business partnership with CAL and you will be instrumental in assisting to merge our companies on a financial level.”
Mary Kate Thompson, Controller, ATG Rehab
Rocky Hill, Connecticut Medical Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Some people say using a consulting company is very expensive. In the beginning I was watching the budget closely. Over time, we realized that every single time we used them, CAL made us more efficient and more effective, and the ROI was there. They paid for themselves. To us, CAL has been a godsend. For growing companies with a tight budget, CAL is a perfect solution.”
Annette Cantilli, CFO, Crown Maple
Dutchess County, New York Based Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I knew I wanted to be able to take our financial data, and slice it and dice it, and look at it in 20 different ways from here to Sunday. All I had to do was put my vision down on paper and we were able to execute it in Dynamics GP. That certainly was satisfying.”
Chris Masi, CFO, HealthyCT
Wallingford, Connecticut Nonprofit Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Thank you for helping us through this difficult time for our Company. We feel as though we were ‘touched by an angel!’”
Meghan B. DeVoe, AB Container Co., Inc.
Enfield, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Hands down, I would recommend anyone using CAL Business Solutions. The support is absolutely amazing. We love CAL. We could not live without CAL.”
Kerri Tiano, Financial Operations Manager, Crown Maple
Dutchess County, New York Based Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Prior to Dynamics GP we could effectively process about 20 orders a day per person; now we’re up around 40 or 50 orders a day per person. The customer service people have information at their fingertips. When they enter an order all the customer information data, history, and order details are right on the screen.”
Rich Larkin, Director of Operations, Innovative Medical Products
Plainville, Connecticut Based Medical Device Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Before Microsoft Dynamics GP we had reports that were about a thousand pages long, they were very cumbersome and time consuming and once we switched over, our productivity increased, our reports that we were able to generate were more professional and it just was an overall very positive experience. Microsoft Dynamics with CAL Business Solutions have helped us grow and become a very professional organization. It allows us to focus on the kids and that’s where the attention needs to be.”
Heather Kneipfer, Financial Analyst, Choate Rosemary Hall
Wallingford, Connecticut Educator using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Anyone I deal with at CAL is a pleasure to work with – they are all friendly, professional and good at what they do! I would recommend CAL to anybody.”
Ruth Donahue, Controller, Church Homes, Inc.
Hartford, Connecticut Nonprofit/Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We have observed significant improvements in their process efficiency and in some cases, reduction in overhead due to the automation of key business processes that were previously performed manually.”
James Mahoney, Vice President of Finance, American Institute for Foreign Study
Connecticut Non Profit Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“The order entry process is extremely efficient. We are able to confidently document the amount of time that it takes to process orders and look at ways to trim the fat. The system is user friendly, and intuitive, it basically tells us what to do next. Anybody can pick it up in a very short amount of time.”
Andrea LaMontagne, Customer Service and Logistics Manager, Thor
Trumbull, Connecticut Based Specialty Chemical Distribution/Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I think in the context of a start-up organization that is looking for a substantial amount of growth, CAL Business Solutions is certainly able to accommodate both ends of the spectrum. On one side, Dynamics GP is a cost-effective solution for a start-up, but at the same time it is a solution that you can feel confident will grow with you and accommodate a bigger business down the road.”
Chris Masi, CFO, HealthyCT
Wallingford, Connecticut Nonprofit Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Every 4 hours data is automatically pulled from the internal system and builds GL, AP and AR transactions in Dynamics GP. And it keeps our large database of customers and vendors in sync.”
Brian Ronan, Controller, Fusion Trade
Andover, Massachusetts Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“With Dynamics GP, I have so many capabilities for inventory that I didn’t have at all with QuickBooks. I can easily get the reports I need. I have great visibility into our inventory levels plus the lot trace function has been a big help.”
Tamar Roman, Inventory Control and Admin Manager, Crown Maple
Dutchess County, New York Based Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I must say that CAL Business Solutions has restored my confidence in the software providers. They know the product, don’t waste time, and don’t bill me unnecessarily. As a business owner, that matters. CAL does business the way we do business; stand behind the product and the work and make the customer happy.“
Robert Amenta, President, Modern Tire
Rocky Hill, Connecticut, Tire Retail and Auto Service Company Using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I was doing a manual process for invoices that was taking me 6 hours a week plus another 8 hours once a month. By fixing this issue in Dynamics GP, Joe saved me at least 30 hours of work per month. This is a huge win for me. Thank you to your team, you guys do good work.”
Lawrence Rodger, Corporate Finance Network & Systems Manager, American Software
Atlanta, Georgia Software Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Your breadth of GP knowledge is tremendous as is your enthusiasm to teach this subject matter. We hope to have an or several occasions to have you back in the training room.”
Jennifer Van Duyne, Project Manager, Diversified Business Communications
Portland, Maine Communication Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“With SalesPad…we are processing 35% more orders than last year, with one less full time customer service person!”
Bob, Thor Specialties, Inc
Trumbull, Connecticut Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“All of us on the management staff look at sales stats on our phones constantly. We can scroll through screens that show sales summary, sales by customer, sales by product and a pipeline report. When I’m at home or traveling, SalesPad Mobile is my bible.”
Annette Cantilli, CFO, Crown Maple
Dutchess County, New York Based Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Some people have been reluctant to switch to the new system but overall, people are happy…the owner is happy, the controller’s happy, and we’re just knocking away a bit at the time until we get it done.”
Paul Montagna, Vice President IT, Town Fair Tire Centers, Inc.
Connecticut Tire Retail Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Our customers were very impressed that we could implement a new ERP system in 12 weeks—and with zero interruption to our multimillion dollar business.”
Gary Blanchette, General Manager, Amax,
New Britain, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We came to the CAL office for a brainstorming session regarding our Dynamics GP system, thinking we were going one way. And now we are going in a different direction that is so much easier. We have worked with almost everyone on the CAL staff and they help us implement practical strategies.”
Jim Barbieri, IT Manager, J.E. Kelleher
Bristol, Connecticut Professional Services Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I just love the Dynamics GP system. I can’t speak highly enough of it. We don’t have to recreate the wheel every time we perform repetitive tasks. We get better information, faster and more efficiently. We can share it others and make better business decisions.”
Ruth Donahue, Controller, Church Homes, Inc.
Hartford, Connecticut Nonprofit/Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I chose to work with CAL because of the completeness of the organization – training capabilities, customer events, technical experience, business analyst skills and deep product knowledge. I was impressed with the members of the CAL team – they seemed happy to work at CAL and proud of the Company.”
James Mahoney, VP Finance, American Institute for Foreign Study
Stamford, Connecticut Educator using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“CAL Business Solutions has created so many time saving reports for us. I used to spend at least 3 hours a month on a commission report. Now it takes me just 10 minutes; in a couple of clicks it is done.”
Kerri Tiano, Financial Operations Manager, Crown Maple
Dutchess County, New York Based Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“CAL Business Solutions has done a wonderful job. CAL has a passion for the application itself and brings that passion to the customer. CAL Business Solutions absolutely had the project done on time and on budget and it worked out perfectly.”
Chris Masi, CFO, HealthyCT
Wallingford, Connecticut Nonprofit Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“The workflow in Sales Pad, allows us to streamline the orders. Getting SalesPad implemented and customized for our business has really led to the productivity increases.”
Rich Larkin, Director of Operations, Innovative Medical Products
Plainville, Connecticut Based Medical Device Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“In today’s overhyped sales cycle it is refreshing to encounter a group that produces more light than heat. Thank you for your responsive, consultative approach to helping us assess the potential fit of your Staffing solution for (our client in the staffing industry).”
Martin Votel, CPI Consultants


“I chose working with Microsoft Dynamics GP basically because of CAL-excellent Company, excellent employees, excellent support, and we’re looking forward to having a good relationship over the years.”
Ileene Chernoff, IT Project Manager, Apple Health Care, Inc.
Avon, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“It used to take the finance team 3 days to go through all the contracts and events and contract revenue and manually enter the data into the spreadsheet. Because of the time involved, this was done only done at year-end. Now, using Microsoft Dynamics GP, the process takes no more than one hour and is done once a month.”
Richard Meyer, Vice President-Finance, ORLive
West Hartford, Connecticut Professional Services Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“The staff at CAL Business Solutions has been phenomenal. Everyone has been so patient, so clear and friendly with their instructions.”
Tamar Roman, Inventory Control and Admin Manager, Crown Maple
Dutchess County, New York Based Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“It has helped us improve productivity immensely, especially with error control. We have a lot of products that have similar names… With the barcode system there is very little chance of error. With Dynamics GP we have increased our order accuracy from approximately 85% to 98.5%.”
Rich Larkin, Director of Operations, Innovative Medical Products
Plainville, Connecticut Based Medical Device Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“The best thing about Microsoft Dynamics GP is that the reporting is so easy, just navigating is very, very easy.”
Cathryn Vogel, Budget Analyst, Connecticut Community Care
Bristol, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“They have a really good mix of business consulting and technical expertise, from how the applications run to how the database is constructed. They have a full breadth of subject matter expertise.”
James Mahoney, Vice President of Finance, American Institute for Foreign Study
Connecticut Non Profit Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“When I’m at my desk, the first software I open is SalesPad, and throughout the day, I’m looking at the Sales Monitor screen. This software shows me exactly what’s being invoiced and what’s being shipped. It’s a wonderful snapshot.”
Annette Cantilli, CFO, Crown Maple
Dutchess County, New York Based Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We have been a client of CAL since 2000. I love the flexibility of Dynamics GP- we’ve had more flexibility and more powerful reporting tools than we ever could have imagined with our old system. We have the flexibility to report from period to period to cross periods. It’s made a huge difference for our reporting capabilities.”
Lina Irizarry, Accounting Manager, Connecticut Community Care
Bristol, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Some of the other ERP systems that we looked at were more heavily manufacturing based, and we were looking for more inventory control and distribution. Dynamics GP gives the Company enough functionality to manage the manufacturing process, without being overkill. ”
Rich Larkin, Director of Operations, Innovative Medical Products
Plainville, Connecticut Based Medical Device Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Anytime we have questions we know we can call CAL and get the answer.”
Brian Ronan, Controller, Fusion Trade
Andover, Massachusetts Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We have been on Dynamics GP for about three years. We are a different Company since we started working with CAL. Our CAL consultant is a wonderful, patient teacher. He has sat at my side for hours, and in fact days, as we went through a very recalcitrant bank reconciliation, solved the problem, patiently, quietly, patiently, patiently, going through everything we needed to know and I really feel very empowered working with him.”
Cathy Moran, Owner, Moran USA, LLC
North Haven, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We realized that while we started out looking for software, software is really not the main decision. All the packages basically can do what you need it to do, but in the end, who you want to work with is what really counts. So the decision came down to local support, the relationship we have already built with CAL and how well we were able to communicate with the people at CAL. CAL did not give us a sales pitch, you were always honest and we look forward to this project.“
Lynnanne Sansone, MIS Director, Empire Industries
Manchester, Connecticut Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“With our old ERP system, it was very frustrating to know that the data was in there, but we couldn’t get to it. Now getting financial information is so easy.”
Ruth Donahue, Controller, Church Homes, Inc.
Hartford, Connecticut Nonprofit/Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We are amazed at how powerful GP truly is. Everything from warehouse to AR to AP and our customer relationship has improved a lot with our own customers because of better utilization of the information.”
Jim Moran, Owner, Moran USA, LLC
North Haven, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We’ve been using CAL Business Solutions and Great Plains (Dynamics GP) now for probably about 8 years and we’ve just recently worked with CAL on a much bigger project, we integrated not only Great Plains for New England Home Care, but also for 3 other states; New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, and CAL came out and upgraded all of our subsidiaries to Great Plains 10.0 and we had a great successful project and our corporate headquarters now is using FRx to take all that data information and report on it. So we went from 4 divisions using Quicken, Peachtree, Great Plains, and a variety of other applications, to everybody now using Great Plains, with one reporting structure, one finalized port, which has streamlined not only reporting at the corporate level, but has made our agency more efficient and more cost effective. So we love Great Plains and more importantly, we love CAL.”
Bill Sullivan, Vice President, New England Home Care
Cromwell, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I just have to say I love how smoothly Great Plains had helped make our year-end closing this year, you know. Just, everything closed up perfect, couldn’t complain at all.”
Joel Smith, Staff Accountant, Santa Fuel, Inc.
Bridgeport, Connecticut Petroleum/Oil Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We decided to move from Solomon (Dynamics SL) to Great Plains (Dynamics GP) for more efficiencies within the system. It’s going to provide more financial security for us, as far as getting our information our data will be better, there is a lot of neat things that should help enhance our productivity without increasing headcount, which is a big thing for us.”
Bobbi-Ann Berglund, Accountant, Thor Specialties Inc.
Trumbull, Connecticut Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I can flat out tell you that working with CAL is definitely a bright spot. The CAL team has great process knowledge of our distribution business. I just can’t say enough good things about the CAL team.”
Rich Larkin, Director of Operations, Innovative Medical Products
Plainville, Connecticut Based Medical Device Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Microsoft Dynamics GP gives us security and audit trails that QuickBooks simply did not have.”
Chris Masi, CFO, HealthyCT
Wallingford, Connecticut Nonprofit Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We’re really excited about the SmartList and our ability to take information and use it in a way that is much more simple and efficient for our employees.”
Andrea Merwin, Shipping Coordinator, Thor Specialties Inc.
Trumbull, Connecticut Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“When I started where I am now, they were using an Excel spreadsheet to prepare our roughly five different versions of our income statement and frequently none of them agreed with each other. About a year and a half ago we brought in CAL and it’s been running smoothly ever since. I get all of the financial statements off FRx and they agree with each other and I really had no problems with it. The support is excellent. I am very happy with the system.”
Barry Sheftel, VNA of Central Connecticut
New Britain, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Over the holiday season, we get hundreds of online orders a day. Without integration, it would take many hours to enter those manually from our POS system. Because Dynamics GP is open and flexible and allows integration it saves us time and manual entry.”
Kerri Tiano, Financial Operations Manager, Crown Maple
Dutchess County, New York Based Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I wanted to reach out to you to say how very pleased we were with our trainer, her depth of Dynamics GP and reporting knowledge, and her focus. A more reserved Accounting super user even used the word “stellar”. Enough said!”
Jennifer Van Duyne, Project Manager, Diversified Business Communications
Portland, Maine Communication Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“There are many things I like about SalesPad, but the one thing that stands out, is the ability to enter orders, twice, three times faster than we used to, and the ability to look up information and data quicker.”
Al Piscatelli, Inside Sales Associate, Warner Specialty Products, Inc.
Cheshire, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I work both in Dynamics GP and in SalesPad. GP is very strong accounting software that I am accustomed to and gives easy access to historical data and present data. Just a great tool to work with. In SalesPad I like the ability to work with information that’s in GP on maybe a little more sales oriented atmosphere. I also like being able to give my customers answers right away without having to put them on hold to go out and find an actual hard copy of paperwork, it is right there at my fingertips. It makes representing our Company that much better.”
Penny Anderson, Office Manager, Warner Specialty Products, Inc.
Cheshire, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“With Microsoft Dynamics GP, I have the insight I need to optimize our financial management. For example, I can protect our margins against inflationary pressures by looking at our inventory from different perspectives—not just on a unit basis, but the true cost according to the date we received it.”
Brian Leroux, Director of Finance, Amax
New Britain, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“using Microsoft Dynamics GP with Olympic Project Cost we know the profitability of each project, whereas before we only knew the profitability of the entire Company. Having a complete view of project costs has improved our ability to price new projects for profit and manage individual projects more closely. ”
Richard Meyer, Vice President-Finance, ORLive
West Hartford, Connecticut Professional Services Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Our old reporting system did not provide reports in the format our management wanted to see. CAL found a way for us to get the data directly from Dynamics GP into Excel. It took CAL about 10 hours to build, but it saves us $13,000 a year on license fees. CAL was not only around for the initial set up, they continue to solve problems for us and come up innovative ideas.”
Bobbi-Ann Berglund, Assistant Controller, Thor
Trumbull, Connecticut Based Specialty Chemical Distribution/Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“The ability to easily customize SalesPad based on our business processes and workflow has been the biggest benefit for us. I feel Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad will benefit anybody who has a sales order process that needs to be customized for their business.”
Erik Soto, VP, PCNet
Hartford, Connecticut Communications Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Well, I would say that my favorite thing is the ability to get data so easily and manipulate it, really the ability to export to Excel is rockin.”
Jennifer Decker, Controller, Women’s Health
Avon, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Before Great Plains we were using 7 different applications to do all the different functionalities and with Great Plains we are just using Great Plains. The fact that we went from one system module to everything we need is fantastic and saves a ton of time.
Jennifer Francis, Accounting Manager, Evolution Benefits, Inc
Avon, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“My experience with CAL and their training has been excellent. I had some one-on-one training with Great Plains (Dynamics GP) when I came in because I have never used Great Plains before and now I can use Great Plains for the type of reporting and the type of information that I need.”
Jeff Beekman, CFO, Consumers Petroleum
Trumbull, Connecticut Petroleum/Oil Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Since implementing Dynamics GP with SalesPad we were able to handle a 30% increase in business without adding personnel. This saves us at least $150,000 each year. With new improvements we predict we will grow an additional 10 to 15 percent per year without hiring additional staff, for the next three years.”
Andrea LaMontagne, Customer Service and Logistics Manager, Thor
Trumbull, Connecticut Based Specialty Chemical Distribution/Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“A great thing about Dynamics GP is that you are able to catch a lot of information and play with it, sort it, print it out, do all kinds of things to get information to people that need it, and to help management run the business better.”
Tony Tylutki, Consumers Petroleum
Trumbull, Connecticut Petroleum/Oil Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“The thing I like most about CAL is that several years ago I was looking for an ERP system, and I met the people from CAL and I went through all my requirements, what I needed, what I wanted and CAL turned around to me and said, “You know, we’re really a Great Plains vendor and what you want is not a Great Plains application, we think you could do better elsewhere.” I like that sort of honesty and so later on, several years later when I became a GP client, CAL was the first people I thought of going back to and I have not been disappointed.”
Rod Bentley, Independent Consultant
Sherman, Connecticut


“They system helps us minimize the amount of work we have to do to keep quotes rolling out of here. I can confidently say that I can generate 10 times more quotes in a week using Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad than I used to do in QuickBooks.”
Brandon Hall, President, Genex Turbine Technologies, Inc
Manchester, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Customers want to know you are doing a good job for them. To be able to show them that we shipped 99% of their orders on time is very powerful. SalesPad gives us a better way to analyze our customer information and find ways we can increase business with them. I feel confident it is increasing our business.”
Barry Lerman, President & CEO, Custom Bottle, Inc
Naugatuck, Connecticut Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We put together a dream list of technologies we wanted to implement. CAL Business Solutions researched our dream list realistically and brought to the table solutions that were forward-looking, could be implemented in a realistic timeframe and at a budget that made sense. “CAL Business Solutions has delivered everything they said they would. They’ve succeeded in making us self-sufficient.”
Jason Kloter, President, Kloter Farms
Ellington, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I’ve learned more about what Microsoft Dynamics GP can do from working with CAL for the last eight months than I did in the last seven years. The staff at CAL has been fabulous to work with and has provided some very innovative solutions for us. I was originally concerned that the CAL office was located so far from us, but using online tools, it’s never been an impediment. Everyone at CAL is amazing and have really become part of our family. I just can’t say enough great things about CAL!”
Christine Huebert, Controller, PrideStaff Inc.
Fresno, California Staffing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Everybody at CAL really knows their product. I get the feeling that they use the system a lot and can easily talk us through any questions we have. When we call, we’re completely confident that they know what they’re talking about and won’t put us down if we don’t understand something.”
Michelle Charette, Billing Supervisor, The Greater Bristol VNA
Bristol, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Even though we have used Dynamics GP for several years, the tips covered in our GP Training as a new client of CAL Business Solutions will save each user about 12 minutes a day which adds up to 8 hours saved for the finance department per week.”
James Mahoney, VP Finance, American Institute for Foreign Study
Stamford, Connecticut Non-Profit Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I chose to work with CAL Business Solutions Inc. on our Great Plains implementation project because you are a Gold Certified Microsoft partner and I know this means you must have a great deal of knowledge of the product. Plus, at your customer appreciation event that I attended, I had the chance to speak with both existing clients and employees of your Company and received favorable feedback. This made me feel confident that CAL was the right choice as our partner on this important project.”
Mark F. Smith, CFO, Oil Purification Systems, Inc.
Shelton, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We are closing in on the eighth full year of using Dynamics supported by CAL and we have never any misgivings about our choice. It is very reassuring to have your organization to call on when needed.”
Paul Greenhalgh, Sales Manager, Polar Industries
Prospect, Connecticut Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Dynamics GP as a financial system is straightforward and easy to use. The initial set up went very smoothly, we didn’t lose even a day in closing the first month after we went live.”
Bobbi-Ann Berglund, Assistant Controller, Thor
Trumbull, Connecticut Based Specialty Chemical Distribution/Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“GP and SalesPad allow me to keep a good handle on what is going on at my Company every day. If I have a question about an order I can easily pull it up and get a full sales analysis report. Documents that used to disappear in a filing cabinet are now visible to every member of the team through every step in the process from quote to completed order.”
Jack Norton, President, Warner Specialty Products, Inc
Cheshire, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“The use of “Go To Assist” has made it infinitely easier to quickly research and solve problems, modify reports, etc. Our project manager is always responsive to calls and inquiries. Even if he is unable to address my inquiry right away, at the least he will send an email to let me know he received my request and when he can expect to work on it. We have been very satisfied.”
Lina Irizarry, Accounting Manager, Connecticut Community Care
Bristol, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I am a big advocate of the Smartlist feature in GP. using Smartlists I can drop information from Dynamics GP into Excel where I have built calculations, metrics and comparisons. I can produce professional looking financial statements in different versions for different people. The reporting and budgeting features within Microsoft Dynamics GP are very strong. The system is easy to use and I can quickly identify any issues and correct them.”
Richard Meyer, Vice President-Finance, ORLive
West Hartford, Connecticut Professional Services Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“We use Great Plains for our General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. I feel Great Plains helps us run our business more efficiently. I had used Great Plains in the past and found it easy to learn and easy to use, but it is nice to know that CAL is there for support if we need it.”
Wendy Saben, Senior Bookkeeper, Farmington Valley VNA
Simsbury, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“With Microsoft Dynamics GP, we can show our customers real-time analysis that supports our sales proposition, whether it is a new promotion, product mix suggestions, or our position in pricing negotiations.”
Joe DeRita, Director of Channel Management, Amax
New Britain, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Great Plains (Microsoft Dynamics GP) is simple to use because it is windows based. It is easy to train new employees because it looks so much like Office programs they are already familiar with. It streamlines our banking, financial and billing processes into one central system. It integrates with our clinical/patient software so we can take information from there and use it in Great Plains. This makes our month and year end closing much simpler and faster. CAL has done a great job of hiring good people. They give us professional support, answer our questions quickly and offer many training options.”
Michelle Charette, Billing Supervisor, The Greater Bristol VNA
Bristol, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“My favorite thing about using Great Plains is the ability to do repetitive journal entries, which eliminates double entry. This one feature alone saves time for my entire team and makes month end closing a breeze. The support team at CAL is knowledgeable and I enjoy working with them.”
Judy Hardwick, Director of Finance, VNA Health at Home
Watertown, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“The Great Plains system meets all of our needs. Because it integrates smoothly with our other systems we see significant time savings in running payroll. I can easily generate reports inside Great Plains and because it is a Microsoft system I can easily export information into Excel and use the data any way I want. I have the information I need to make important decisions, quickly.”
Cynthia Florou, Director of Finance, New England Home Care
Cromwell, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“CAL responds quickly to support requests whenever there are technical difficulties, and the accounting department loves the software. It’s a win-win.”
Paul Wasilewski, Network Administrator Specialist, Connecticut Community Care
Bristol, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Our Company only uses the financial and purchasing piece and for what we need it for it is perfect for us.”
Laurie Spruill, Controller, Hughes Health and Rehabilitation, Inc.
West Hartford, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Our experience with CAL has been excellent. I wish they would support some of our other products so we could receive service of as high quality with other applications. We explored a billing and receivables system, however, our needs are very customized and complicated and the GP product was not the best fit. The CAL staff did make recommendation of other software, and this is an excellent example where CAL’s support service FAR outshines the service we get from another vendor.”
Lina Irizarry, Accounting Manager, Connecticut Community Care
Bristol, Connecticut Healthcare Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Working with CAL has been great. Amber came to our offices to help me get our team ready for the transition from Great Plains version 7.5 to 9.0. She was able to get our people excited about all the changes in the newest version of GP.”
Chris Bosse, Applications Specialist, NSI
Naugatuck, Connecticut IT Services Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I have been using Great Plains for 6 years and I learned several things today that I never knew. After spending one day at the CAL training session I have three or four things I have learned that I can go back to the office and use right away to make myself more productive.”
Martin Schorr, Controller, Monroe Staffing Services
Monroe, Connecticut Staffing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“My favorite thing about Dynamics GP with SalesPad is the fact we didn’t have to modify our workflow and procedures to fit the software, the software is flexible to fit us. And as our needs change, the software has been able to grow with us.”
Andrea LaMontagne, Customer Service and Logistics Manager, Thor
Trumbull, Connecticut Based Specialty Chemical Distribution/Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Everyone here is very pleased that we now have a resource that can and does answer our questions. In addition, maybe most importantly, someone who actually knows the answer. CAL has given me new hope, not only for GP, but that GP can be part of the solution to help us work our way through the challenge of this year. Thanks for your obviously sincere effort, it is appreciated. You guys are doing it right.”
Jim Moran, President, Moran USA LLC
North Haven, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“What really excites me about this integration is being able to be on the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is just a great product. There’s so much integration and flexibility in the system. It’s not complex to process an invoice or generate payroll. All screens have a common look and feel, so it’s very user-friendly, easy to understand and easy to learn, which is important to us.”
Christine Huebert, Controller, PrideStaff Inc.
Fresno, California Staffing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Working with CAL has been a very positive experience. The staff is responsive. When we have unique problems or request modifications they have generally been researched and fixed within 48 hours.”
Richard Meyer, Vice President-Finance, ORLive
West Hartford, Connecticut Professional Services Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“CAL Business Solutions been very good at prioritizing what needs to be done, timetabling it, and figuring out when you do what.”
Paul Montagna, Vice President IT, Town Fair Tire Centers, Inc.
Connecticut Tire Retail Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I have worked with a variety of different software packages with companies both small and large. Dynamics GP has the functionality of very sophisticated software but is really user friendly. We use VAST as our point of sale software to run the business but rely on GP for the back-end financial reporting and processing part of our business. Dynamics GP is extremely stable but when we need assistance or advice, we rely on CAL Business Solutions as a trusted business partner.”
Steve Cohen, Controller, Modern Tire
Rocky Hill, Connecticut, Tire Retail and Auto Service Company Using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Our aim is to scale our business without adding unnecessary overhead, and Microsoft Dynamics GP helps us do that. By making our Company easier to manage, we can put more resources in areas that will grow the business, such as product development and sales.”
Gary Blanchette, General Manager, Amax
New Britain, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I chose Great Plains because of the Microsoft brand. I believe Microsoft is willing to spend considerable resources to advance the software and as a result the software will continue to evolve. I felt Great Plains was a solid investment.”
Mark F. Smith, CFO, Oil Purification Systems, Inc.
Shelton, Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“One thing that sets CAL apart is that they have people working for them who are very experienced. They have deep knowledge of the Microsoft stack, so they’re not spinning their wheels. They’ve probably done the work before, that we’re asking them to do, so it goes pretty smoothly”
James Mahoney, Vice President of Finance, American Institute for Foreign Study
Connecticut Non Profit Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad has the power to handle our needs, but still allows us to change as we grow.”
Tamar Roman, Inventory Control and Admin Manager, Crown Maple
Dutchess County, New York Based Distribution/Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“They know how the product works, and they know what we should be doing and what we should not be doing. We rely on them heavily to lead us in the right direction so that we don’t waste money or time doing something we don’t need.”
Paul Montagna, Vice President IT, Town Fair Tire Centers, Inc.
Connecticut Tire Retail Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“The team at CAL Business Solutions are great to work with. They involve me in the process and speak in terms I can understand. It’s not just all techy speak and code words. They know our distribution industry and want us to be successful.”
Andrea LaMontagne, Customer Service and Logistics Manager, Thor
Trumbull, Connecticut Based Specialty Chemical Distribution/Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics GP

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