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How Much Time and Money Can You Save By Automating Payroll in Dynamics GP?

How much time do you spend entering payroll data? For one of our clients, VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice, payroll used to take at least 18 hours a week to manually enter 600 timesheets. Now, thanks to Dynamics GP and integration built by the CAL Business Solutions team, it is down to only eight hours […]

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Now Playing: CAL Connect Event Video and Photo Highlights

Some of our Dynamics GP clients are movie stars. Well, stars of our movie that is. We just released our CAL Connect2016 Event Highlights video and photos and invite you to take a look. You just may see some familiar faces. Watch: CAL Connect Event Video A big thank you to all our clients who […]

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Why Crown Maple Loves SalesPad Quick Reports in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Quick reports make my life so much easier. They’re fun; they’re easy to use; you can make them whatever you want them to be, however you want them to be, and not only that, you can change them. You can change them whenever you want to fit the needs of my boss, Annette, who needs something different every single day, and it just makes it timesaving for me just because when she calls, I have to give her what she needs right away, and those reports make it so that I’m able to do it so she can do her job better.

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Existing Dynamics GP 2013 Users Can Save 15% on Additional Licenses

Microsoft has announced the “Get 3 More 4 Less” FY15Q2 Existing Customer Promotion. The promotion is open to all GP Perpetual customers that have first purchased, or upgraded to, Microsoft Dynamics GP Perpetual Licensing (which started with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013) by June 30, 2014. You are eligible to receive a 15% discount when licensing […]

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Evolution1 Saves Big with Ariett for Microsoft Dynamics

Evolution1, Inc. has become successful selling its solution for electronic healthcare payments and they run their business on Microsoft Dynamics GP; but they faced some challenges: Manual processes led to inaccurate financial data. Employees had to wait too long for expense reimbursements.  Invoice entries were time consuming and vendors were not pleased with late payments. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Video Case Study Highlights Connecticut Tire Dealership Using Microsoft Dynamics GP Accounting Software

When searching for new accounting software, Modern Tire chose Microsoft Dynamics GP from CAL Business Solutions. Because of their partnership with MAM software, and experience working with other tire retailers, CAL Business Solutions was able to successfully connect Dynamics GP to the front office POS application.

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Calling Manufacturing Clients: Are you Listed on the Made In CT Website?

Did you know that Connecticut is home to 5,000 manufacturers who employ nearly 170,000 people and generate more than 12.7 percent of the state’s GDP? 133 of those manufacturing companies are listed on the Made in CT Directory on the Connstep.org website. And several of them use Microsoft Dynamics GP. – such as our clients […]

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Is Your Local Tire Dealership Using Microsoft Dynamics GP?

Did you know that the dealership where you buy your tires could be using Microsoft Dynamics GP? That is certainly true if you visit one of the 5 Connecticut retail locations of Modern Tire located in Newington, Rocky Hill, Southington, Cheshire and Farmington. Modern Tire was formerly using Peachtree but then installed Microsoft Dynamics GP […]

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Choate Rosemary Hall Featured in Official Microsoft Video

  At Convergence 2014 Microsoft representatives asked for volunteers to film short testimonial videos. Our client Heather Kneipfer, Financial Analyst and Dynamics GP user at Choate Rosemary Hall, graciously accepted. What we thought would be a quick recording was actually a full scale video production complete with “Lights, Camera, Action”. Heather was a great sport […]

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Client Spotlight: Protein Sciences Introduces Improved Flu Vaccine

Meriden, Connecticut is home to one of the world’s most prolific vaccine and protein developers. Protein Sciences Corp. is producing one of the first doses of its FDA approved Flublok influenza vaccine to the public this season. The vaccine gained headlines for its genetically modified baculovirus that is reproduced inside insect cells, reducing the production […]

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Client Spotlight: Empire Industries Proves Manufacturers Can Still Thrive in Recession

Hard work, dedication and the good values are traits that many once believed all businesses needed. One business, Empire Industries, continues to thrive with those traits, proudly displaying “Made in the USA; Proud Employees Manufacturing American Made Products” on its pipe support products. And we are proud that they use Microsoft Dynamics GP to help […]

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New Client Video: Beekley Medical Enhances Dynamics GP for Manufacturing and Distribution

Have you seen our latest client case study video? After using Dynamics GP for over a decade CT based Beekley Medical 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 […]

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Client Spotlight: HealthyCT, a Connecticut Nonprofit Offering Affordable Healthcare

The Hartford Business Journal recently highlighted a Dynamics GP client of ours, Wallingford, Connecticut based HealthyCT. And we feel their story deserves to be heard! Does a nonprofit insurance company sound like an oxymoron? For Ken Lalime, CEO of HealthyCT, it is a very real goal, one that he saw come to fruition with Connecticut’s […]

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IT Services Firm Saves Money on Dynamics GP Upgrades By Avoiding Customization

PCNet Inc. has trusted Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) since 2002 to manage their technology and service business. Although they were happy with the platform, extensive customizations made to the source code made it difficult to upgrade to the current version. So this forward thinking technology company felt stuck on their own outdated systems. In […]

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Video Case Study: Why Innovative Medical Products Loves Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad

Innovative Medical Products, Inc. is a Connecticut based manufacturer and distributor of medical devices for the orthopedic industry. In this video Rich Larkin, Director of Operations talks about why they chose Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad and the impact it has had on their business. Including a 150% increase in order processing and 98.5% order […]

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A Sweet Field Trip for the CAL Team to Crown Maple Production Facilities

The entire CAL Business Solutions team took a field trip to visit one of our newest clients, Crown Maple. We were treated to a private tour of the production and distribution facilities, followed by  maple syrup tasting and a gourmet lunch. It is not all the time that we find such “sweet” clients, perfect for […]

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How Many Companies Use Microsoft Dynamics ERP?

A question that people evaluating Microsoft Dynamics GP often ask me is, “how many companies are using Microsoft Dynamics?” Here are the official counts from Convergence 2013. Breakdown of the Microsoft Dynamics customer numbers by product: Microsoft Dynamics® AX 18,000 companies Microsoft Dynamics® GP 43,000 companies Microsoft Dynamics® NAV 94,000 companies Microsoft Dynamics® SL 13,500 […]

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CAL Clients Comment About Their Convergence 2013 Experience

The CAL team was happy to host 23 clients at Convergence 2013.  Some of them are Convergence alumni and others attended for the first time. Several of them shared their feedback with us on their Convergence 2013 experience:  “At Convergence 2013, I got a lot of useful information on how to leverage the products we […]

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Video: CAL Announces First Microsoft Dynamics GP Customer Case Study VIDEO

CAL has hit a marketing milestone – our very first customer case study as a VIDEO.  Thank you to the excellent team at Amax Incorporated. We did a full day of shooting on location at their offices and warehouse in Rhode Island. Watch this 3 minute video to hear executives from the Amax team talk […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Connecticut Specialty Chemical Manufacturer and Distributor Reports 150 Thousand Dollar Savings Per Year Thanks to Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP Software Installation

Harwinton, CT — March 9, 2012 — CAL Business Solutions Inc, a Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics ERP software partner, released a new case study highlighting the success of Thor, a Shelton, Connecticut based distributor using Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) accounting software. Thor is a multinational manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals. The company had been using […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Case Study Tells How a Connecticut Distribution Company Determined That the Right ERP Partner is as Important as the Right ERP Software

HARWINTON, CT, December 09, 2011 — CAL Business Solutions Inc, a Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics ERP software partner, released a new case study highlighting the success of Moran USA using Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) accounting software. Moran USA is a wholesale distributor of accessories, packaging and store supplies to wine, liquor and beer retailers. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Connecticut Professional Services Company Finds the Right Microsoft Dynamics GP Software Partner to Handle Complex Project Requirements

HARWINTON, CT, November 23, 2011 — CAL Business Solutions Inc, a Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics ERP software partner, released a new case study highlighting the success of Women’s Health USA using Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) accounting software. Women’s Health USA is a large managed services organization in Avon, Connecticut that provides professional services to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CAL Business Solutions Helps Connecticut Professional Services Company Use Dynamics GP Plus Olympic Project Cost to Increase the Profitability of Each Project

HARWINTON, CT,  April 21, 2010 — CAL Business Solutions recently implemented Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) with Olympic Project cost. This system gives ORLive strong financial functionality with easy to use project accounting features without being overly complicated or expensive. In the past, ORLive used a DOS-based accounting software called Data 2000; however, this system […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CAL Business Solutions Inc. Helps Kloter Farms Use Technology to Increase Sales and Position Itself for Growth

HARWINTON, CT,  January 02, 2007 – From humble beginnings selling horse carriages and harnesses in 1980, family owned Kloter Farms has grown to become one of the most successful retailers of heavy-duty indoor and outdoor furniture, storage sheds and accessories in the Northeastern United States. Kloter Farms had previously relied upon a DOS-based system as […]

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