Why Choose Dynamics GP

Why I Don’t Trust Expensive ERP Discovery Studies

I hate it when companies are over-sold by a salesperson. In my experience, one of the most guaranteed ways to buy more than you need is to pay for an expensive discovery report before you buy Dynamics GP. I just met with a distribution company using Microsoft Dynamics GP. They had paid $12,000 to a large Dynamics GP partner for a “business analysis”.  I saw a copy of the report. I was not impressed.  Now, almost 2 years later this company is way over budget and they are still not where they should be at this point.

By |2016-09-08T19:11:37+00:00September 8th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP Upgrade Resources, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Why I Don’t Trust Expensive ERP Discovery Studies

Who is Required to E-file Tax Returns and How Can It Be Done in Dynamics GP?

There are a number of great reasons to file your payroll and business taxes electronically this year. One of the best reasons is to go green. Want to save paper? Of course you do. Who doesn’t?

By |2016-06-20T17:25:04+00:00June 20th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Who is Required to E-file Tax Returns and How Can It Be Done in Dynamics GP?

Can I Still Buy Great Plains Accounting Software?

The software has certainly improved over the years, but the core features users loved about Great Plains software are still the same. Dynamics GP is still a stable, core financial system that just works.

By |2015-11-13T17:00:34+00:00November 13th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP Promotions/Cost, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Can I Still Buy Great Plains Accounting Software?

Microsoft Dynamics GP Pricing Guidelines for Distribution Companies

The price of Microsoft Dynamics GP financial accounting software systems for distributors can vary widely. You may need simple inventory tracking all the way up to a full warehouse management system (WMS). In order to start the conversation, and make sure we are all in the same ballpark, here are some guidelines.

By |2015-11-06T13:02:44+00:00November 6th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Dynamics GP Promotions/Cost, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Microsoft Dynamics GP Pricing Guidelines for Distribution Companies

Who Provides Microsoft Dynamics GP Support for Distribution Companies?

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

By |2015-11-04T12:32:04+00:00November 4th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Who Provides Microsoft Dynamics GP Support for Distribution Companies?

How To Set Up PIN Code to Place an Order With A New Dynamics GP Partner

Our team has been placing Dynamics GP orders for decades and we have always told companies that we can only place orders for them if we are their official “Microsoft Partner of Record”. Apparently that has now changed, and orders can be placed by any partner.

By |2015-09-17T12:21:18+00:00September 17th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on How To Set Up PIN Code to Place an Order With A New Dynamics GP Partner

SalesPad Panels Report: A Review of Web Portal in SalesPad for Dynamics GP

The SalesPad web portal is not very widely used right now, but I think that is going to change. A great session at the SalesPad Panels event had to do with SalesPad's web portal. This tool is still pretty new, I think they started talk about it about a year ago. Although not too many clients used it now, SalesPad is working on development and I think as it becomes a more mature product, it will be more viable for additional clients.

By |2015-09-15T16:33:44+00:00September 15th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP Events, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on SalesPad Panels Report: A Review of Web Portal in SalesPad for Dynamics GP

SalesPad Panels Report: Security Script Manager in SalesPad for Microsoft Dynamics GP

One of my favorite sessions at the SalesPad Panels 2015 event was about scripting in SalesPad. We have talked before about SalesPad’s flexibility and what you can do with SalesPad scripts but this session was geared towards the people who are writing the scripts and helping us to write them better. And the things SalesPad is doing to make writing scripts better and easier within the software. In the latest version of SalesPad 4.4.1.0, which was just released a couple of days ago, they have cool new functionality called Security Script Manager.

By |2015-09-15T13:59:29+00:00September 15th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP Events, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on SalesPad Panels Report: Security Script Manager in SalesPad for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Strategy and Roadmap Through 2016

Once you make an investment in a product you want to know the roadmap, the direction where it is headed. Microsoft Dynamics makes that information very clear. Check out the published “Microsoft Dynamics GP Roadmap” graphic and download the latest “Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Strategy Statement of Direction PDF”

37 Free but Dangerously Powerful PSTL Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Before 2012 Dynamics GP users had to pay a fee for these tools and they were not cheap. Then Microsoft made them all available for free. And now some of the most popular tools have been incorporated right into the main Dynamics GP system. But if you want to use the rest of the free PSTL tools they still need to be specifically installed or activated in your Dynamics GP system.

By |2015-07-15T13:05:57+00:00July 15th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP 2015, Dynamics GP New Features, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 37 Free but Dangerously Powerful PSTL Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Video: How Much Does Microsoft Dynamics GP Cost?

It’s not as easy as finding a price tag on the bottom of the box and software is only a fraction of the total cost. There are four main areas that you need to keep in mind. Licenses, maintenance, services and hardware. Find out more about each cost and where to get detailed information.

By |2015-05-13T20:10:58+00:00May 13th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP Demo Videos, Dynamics GP Promotions/Cost, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Video: How Much Does Microsoft Dynamics GP Cost?

George’s Four Favorite Reasons to Upgrade to Dynamics GP 2015

Dynamics GP 2015 has been out for almost 6 months now, and summer is a great time to plan your upgrade. Here are a few features that I am the most excited about in Dynamics GP 2015.

By |2015-05-08T12:24:02+00:00May 8th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP 2015, Dynamics GP New Features, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose CAL?, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on George’s Four Favorite Reasons to Upgrade to Dynamics GP 2015

Is ACA Reporting the Reason to Stop Outsourcing Payroll for Dynamics GP?

Are you thinking about Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance? If you use Dynamics GP and outsource your payroll functions, now is the time to evaluate bringing payroll in house.

By |2015-05-07T14:21:07+00:00May 7th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Is ACA Reporting the Reason to Stop Outsourcing Payroll for Dynamics GP?

10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #10 Can we improve the efficiency of our picking processes?

Picking processes are as unique as the distributors that deploy [...]

By |2014-10-30T13:09:02+00:00October 30th, 2014|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #10 Can we improve the efficiency of our picking processes?

10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #9 Will managers be able to analyze sales data to monitor unique KPIs?

The sales managers that oversee the day-to-day operation of your [...]

By |2014-10-30T13:04:47+00:00October 30th, 2014|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #9 Will managers be able to analyze sales data to monitor unique KPIs?

10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #8 Can employees customize screens to meet their needs?

Every person thinks and works a bit differently. In the [...]

By |2014-10-30T13:01:41+00:00October 30th, 2014|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #8 Can employees customize screens to meet their needs?

10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #7 Will we have insight into pricing and margins at the line item level?

There was a time when pricing was simple. Yearly or [...]

By |2014-10-30T12:58:59+00:00October 30th, 2014|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #7 Will we have insight into pricing and margins at the line item level?

10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #6 Can we automate all customers notifications?

In business, surprises are usually not a good thing. Most [...]

By |2014-10-30T12:56:16+00:00October 30th, 2014|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #6 Can we automate all customers notifications?

10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #5 Does the purchase order process automate drop ship and replenishment?

In the past, the practice of accumulating backorders over the [...]

By |2014-10-30T12:46:13+00:00October 30th, 2014|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #5 Does the purchase order process automate drop ship and replenishment?

10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #4 Will sales have access to customer and sales data on their mobile device?

Making it easy for your field sales team to do [...]

By |2014-10-30T12:40:59+00:00October 30th, 2014|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #4 Will sales have access to customer and sales data on their mobile device?

10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #3 Can we check inventory status during the order entry process?

While this question may seem obvious, it is surprising the [...]

By |2014-10-30T12:32:32+00:00October 30th, 2014|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #3 Can we check inventory status during the order entry process?

10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #2 Can we monitor orders at every step in the process?

As orders, the lifeblood of your organization, flow through your [...]

By |2014-10-30T12:11:31+00:00October 30th, 2014|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #2 Can we monitor orders at every step in the process?

10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #1 Will we have access to centralized order and customer information?

When a customer calls to place an order, your sales [...]

By |2014-10-30T12:09:17+00:00October 30th, 2014|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Distribution Industry, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software – #1 Will we have access to centralized order and customer information?

NPR Graph Tracks the Typical American Workday – How Dynamics GP Can Help

Published by NPR, the survey report includes interactive graphs that plot each occupation and the hours people surveyed work. Visit: Who's In The Office? The American Workday In One Graph

By |2014-09-17T19:14:13+00:00September 17th, 2014|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on NPR Graph Tracks the Typical American Workday – How Dynamics GP Can Help