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Are You Missing Out on Free Microsoft Support in Your Microsoft Annual Service Plan?

Did you know that when you first purchase Dynamics GP you receive six (6) support incidents directly from Microsoft with your Advantage Plan? And if you continue to renew annually at that plan level, you receive 6 additional incidents each year. We have found that many of our clients do not take advantage of the […]

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CAL now sells Acumatica, what that means for our Dynamics GP clients

CAL is always looking for more ways to provide value to our family of customers. We are not early adopters. We like to “watch from the hill” and be sure that a new technology is solid before we recommend it. We have been watching the market and we felt that it was the right time […]

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CAL Business Solutions Adds Acumatica Product Line to Expand ERP Offering

CAL Business Solutions, longtime Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, adds Acumatica product line to expand ERP offering.  We announced today that they have become an Acumatica Partner. CAL Business Solutions, founded in 1982, has been selling Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) software since 1999 and serves more than 300 customers nationwide. After considering the needs […]

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CAL Business Solutions Proud To Be a Top 100 VAR for 2016

This year, of the 100 companies, 57 represent at least one Microsoft Dynamics ERP product. And the top 10 companies ALL represent Microsoft Dynamics products. 40 companies on the list, including CAL Business Solutions, sell Microsoft Dynamics GP

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What Happened to Convergence?

Microsoft announced that they have ended the Convergence event and replaced it with “Envision”. Envision is promoted as the new flagship Microsoft event for business leaders.

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Congratulations to One of the First Dynamics Credentialed Professionals – Amber Bell

CAL Business Solutions is proud that our team member, Amber Bell, is one of the very first ever Dynamics Credentialed Professionals (DCP). This certification is offered by The Association of Dynamics Professionals (DynamicsPro). This is “an independent, not-for-profit membership organization which exists to serve the Microsoft Dynamics community by establishing competency standards and assessments.”

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Amber Bell Chosen as GPUG Summit 2015 Speaker – Come Cheer Her On

One of our most popular Dynamics GP trainers, Amber Bell, is going to be presenting on the big stage in October at GPUG Summit 2015 in Reno, Nevada. This will be Amber’s first time presenting at such a large national event, and the CAL team is very proud she was chosen to represent the Dynamics […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Connecticut Based CAL Business Solutions Celebrates First Listing as Bob Scott’s Insights Top 100 VAR

Every year the Top 100 VAR (Value Added Reseller) partners based on revenue. The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software. CAL Business Solutions, a Microsoft Dynamics GP reseller, is honored to have been named to this list for 2015.

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2014 Top Ten Blog Posts from CAL Business Solutions

This year we posted 166 blog post articles on our own CAL Business Solutions blog. Most of those are Dynamics GP Tips and Tricks for our Dynamics GP users. We also posted 38 blog post articles on the ERP Software Blog. These posts are meant to educate finance professionals who are in the software selection […]

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When Should I Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015?

Microsoft Dynamics GP was released December 2, 2014. Any new clients purchasing Dynamics GP will start using version 2015. However, if you are an existing Microsoft Dynamics GP user our advice is that you might not want to upgrade right away. Why would you wait to upgrade your Dynamics GP system? According to Dan Saffo, […]

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Are You Ready for ACA Reporting Changes? Take the 20 Question Quiz.

ACA reporting is a hot topic in finance departments right now. So have a little fun and test your knowledge with this new 20 question ACA Payroll Quiz offered by our partner, Sypnio Software. Not only will you see how much you already know, you will get answers to all 20 important questions related to […]

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What CAL Clients Must Know About ACA Reporting and Dynamics GP

As year-end approaches more and more companies are waking up to the impact of Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting and asking how it is handled in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Who is impacted by the ACA employer mandate? First of all, the only companies immediately not affected by implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate […]

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Immediate Action Required For Companies Using Payroll in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and 2013

Companies using Payroll in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 or GP 2013 will need to update to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 YE (Year End) or 2013 YE (Year End) BEFORE the end of this year. If you do not update your system you will not be able to install the necessary tax updates for Microsoft Dynamics […]

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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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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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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: Koltan Pharmaceuticals Prepares for 2014 Cancer Therapy Trials

According to the Hartford Business Journal, Koltan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has revealed that it will soon begin trials for its new cancer therapy treatment that has gained attention from investors and major pharmaceutical investors. The new treatment targets and attempts to block tumor-causing chemical signals in cancer cells. Koltan raised $75 million from life sciences investors […]

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PRESS RELEASE: CAL Business Solutions Selected For Bob Scott’s VAR Stars 2013 List

Bob Scott’s VAR Star list honors 100 top organizations for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial/ERP software. Members of the VAR Stars were selected based on factors such growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation.

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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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The 86 Microsoft Dynamics GP sessions at Convergence 2014

There are hundreds of sessions to choose from at Convergence 2014, in various tracks. But here are the sessions just related to the Microsoft Dynamics GP product exclusively. There are 86 to choose from in just 4 days. Which ones interest you most? Ask the Experts: Financials for Microsoft Dynamics GP Ask the Experts: Integration tools […]

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Rob Amoroso Joins CAL Business Solutions as Dynamics GP Implementation and Support Consultant

HARWINTON, CT, September 30, 2013 — CAL Business Solutions Inc, a Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics ERP software partner, is happy to announce that Rob Amoroso has joined the company as a Dynamics GP Implementation and Support Consultant. Rob will work with the implementation and support of Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft SQL Server. Since 2005 Rob […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Dave Page has joined the company as a Dynamics GP Implementation and Support Consultant

HARWINTON, CT, September 13, 2013 — CAL Business Solutions Inc, a Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics ERP software partner, is happy to announce that Dave Page has joined the company as a Dynamics GP Implementation and Support Consultant. Dave will work with the implementation and support of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 as well as support for existing […]

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CAL Welcomes Dave Page and Rob Amoroso as Dynamics GP Implementation and Support Consultants

The CAL team continues to grow. We are happy to welcome two new team members. Dave Page 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 […]

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Sneak Peak of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Enhancements Coming Soon

Microsoft has let us know that they have plans to update Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 in Q4 of 2013. It will include enhancements to both the core software and to Business Analyzer. Here’s a quick preview of some of the enhancements the Dynamics GP team is working on: Web Client releases for the Project Series, […]

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How Well Do You Know CAL? Match the Photo With The Face

How many CAL team members have you met? Our company continues to grow and add new faces. When you look at the team photo on our website, how many can you name? It is always good to put a face with the name. Perhaps there is someone you have spoken to on the support line […]

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Have You Met The Newest CAL Team Members?

Have you seen the new team photo on our website? It includes our three new CAL team members Richard, Stephanie and Stacey. Here are some details on our newest team members: CAL Welcomes Richard Adigbo as Dynamics GP Implementation and Support Consultant Richard joins CAL as a Dynamics GP Implementation and Support consultant.  Since 2001 Richard performed […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Richard Adigbo Joins CAL Business Solutions as Dynamics GP Implementation and Support Consultant

CAL Business Solutions Inc, a Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics ERP software partner, is happy to announce that Richard Adigbo has joined the company as a Dynamics GP Implementation and Support Consultant.

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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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