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Video Testimonials

Video Testimonials & Microsoft Dynamics GP Reviews

Watch short videos of CAL customers describing what they like about working with Microsoft Dynamics GP and CAL Business Solutions.


Annette Cantilli, CFO, Kerri Tiano, Financial Operations Manager, and Tamar Roman, Inventory Control & Admin Manager, Crown Maple
New York Manufacturing & Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


Crown Maple started as a small producer of maple syrup in upstate New York. They are now one of the largest maple syrup manufacturers and distributers in North America and also offer education, entertainment and retail services. QuickBooks could not keep up with their growing requirements for inventory management and flexible reporting. But Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad is a perfect fit. This is their story.
Read the full case study at:https://www.calszone.com/crownmaple
Watch the video and read the full transcript at: https://www.calszone.com/crownmaple-video


Rich Larkin, Director of Operations, Innovative Medical Products, Inc.
Connecticut Manufacturing & Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


Innovative Medical Products, Inc. (IMP) had outgrown the MYOB accounting software used to run their manufacturing and distribution company. MYOB had only basic functionality, was hitting the limit on the number of transactions it could effectively handle and could not produce the detailed reports needed to analyze their business. The company knew they needed a new ERP system with a strong financial and distribution focus based on Microsoft SQL Server to allow flexible reporting.
Read the full case study at: https://www.calszone.com/imp
Watch the video and read the full transcript at: https://www.calszone.com/imp-video


Bobbi-Ann Berglund, Assistant Controller and Andrea LaMontagne, Customer Service and Logistics Manager, Thor
Connecticut Manufacturing & Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


Thor is a multinational manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals, including biocides, flame retardants and personal care ingredients. Using Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad, Thor has managed double digit growth without adding personnel to the accounting, inventory or order entry teams. Thor continues to work with CAL Business Solutions on new projects to find innovative ways to save money and work smarter. This is their story.
Read the full case study at:https://www.calszone.com/thor
Watch the video and read the full transcript at:https://www.calszone.com/thor-video


Gary Blanchette, Executive Vice President, Joe DeRita, Director of Channel Management, and Brian Leroux, Director of Finance & Accounting, Amax, Inc.
Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


A Microsoft Dynamics GP success story from a New England distribution company. With the help of CAL Business Solutions, Amax Inc., formerly the office products division of Stanley Black & Decker, implemented a Microsoft Dynamics GP software with SalesPad, EDI and a 3PL system in 12 weeks with zero interruption to their multimillion dollar distribution business. They been running smoothly in the cloud ever since. This is their story. Hear from Amax executives: Gary Blanchette, Executive Vice President – Joe DeRita, Director of Channel Management – Brian Leroux, Director of Finance and Accounting and George Mackiewicz, President of CAL Business Solutions. Find out: 1) Why Amax chose Microsoft Dynamics GP over Netsuite or SAP 2) Why they chose CAL Business Solutions over other Dynamics partners 3) Why they chose a cloud deployment and 4) Why Amax feels their Microsoft Dynamics GP implementation has been a success. Read the full case study at www.calszone.com/amax


Olga Glynos, Director of Finance and Technology, Beekley
Connecticut Manufacturing Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


Beekley Medical, a division of Beekley Corporation, is a Connecticut based manufacturer and distributor of disposable medical products. Recently the company decided to expand the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics GP to automate manufacturing and manage inventory. Each decision was focused on ways to streamline processes, so they can focus on bringing new innovations to customers. This is their story.
Read the full case study at:https://www.calszone.com/beekley
Watch the video and read the full transcript at:https://www.calszone.com/beekley-video


Robert Amenta, President and Steve Cohen, Controller Modern Tire
Connecticut Tire Retail & Auto Service Center using Microsoft Dynamics GP


Modern Tire and Auto Service Center is a family owned and operated business with 5 locations that has been serving Central Connecticut since 1941. When it comes to technology, Modern Tire has the best of both worlds – A POS system designed specifically for their tire retail and auto service business, connected to a strong, stable Microsoft Dynamics GP financial system that is easy to use and maintain. Supported by industry experts they can trust. This is their story.
Read the full case study at https://www.calszone.com/moderntire
Watch the video and read the full transcript at:https://www.calszone.com/moderntire-video


Heather Kneipfer, Choate Rosemary Hall
Connecticut Private Educator 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."
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James Mahoney, Vice President, Finance, AIFS
Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I think the biggest advantage in using Dynamics GP is efficiency. Everyone’s after saving time, being more productive, and GP with its integration with Microsoft suite of tools and databases allow you to improve your process and save time for your staff, which allows the staff to do more meaningful work. So I think GP, the integration with Microsoft suite of tools, is great. The investment that Microsoft’s made in GP means it’ll be around for a long time.”


Maria Preiser, Accounting Manager, Evolution 1
Connecticut Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“I like GP. I never knew it before I started at Evolution One a year ago, and I feel like I’m pretty proficient at it now. It’s a great solution. But more than anything, I like working with CAL. They’re very responsive, and whenever I need help they respond quickly and are able to walk me through whatever my problem is. So, they’re great.”


Brian Leroux, Director, Finance & Accounting, Amax, Inc.
Connecticut Distribution Company using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“So we at Amax Incorporated are really excited about using Dynamics GP. It’s allowed us to really drive efficiencies throughout our business which had kept us nimble, and we like to think it’s kept us ahead of our competition. As far as CAL, they’ve been a tremendous partner with us, both their expertise as well as their tremendous knowledge base and flexibility have really kept us ahead of the curb, as well.”


About CAL Connect Microsoft Dynamics GP User Event
Connecticut Companies using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“The benefit I get from attending CAL Connect is to meet with other vendors and to also meet with other customers in regards to GP.”-Somerset Capitol

“GP is great. We’re on 2010, latest version, and we’re very happy about it. And this seminar, this conference, is just awesome. I mean, we couldn’t make it down to the convergence this year, and this is like the next best thing. It’s just really great, local, it doesn’t take up a lot of your time, and it offers everything that you would need at a high level of what you needed from GP.”- Gault Energy

“I’m a partner account manager from Microsoft, and today I’m attending the CAL Connects business event. And CAL has over 200 customers here, as well as ISVs. They are a Microsoft Partner, and it’s so wonderful to see the level of networking that our customers are engaged in, how well they connect with CAL and our ISVs, and there’s a lot of value going on today, a lot of networking, which is great for the Microsoft and Partner community.”-Irma Austin, Microsoft Corporation

“I love coming to these events because I not only get to network, but I also get to learn a lot more about the vendors, and we are just installing the new version. We just did it over the weekend. But there’s still more vendors that I want to look at. So I really encourage anyone to come, and I really see the value in it.”-Evolution 1


About CAL Business Solutions and Microsoft Dynamics GP
Connecticut Companies using Microsoft Dynamics GP


“One of the things that I think I really enjoy about using Great Plains, I’ve been using it for close to ten years now, is its ability to adapt to many different industries. It’s a very scalable product.” –Polar Industries, Inc.

“Working with Excel and Great Plains Dynamics together helps me to produce great analysis.”-CT Conference of Municipalities

“Using the Great Plains software, we get a lot of useful information, breaking it down by cost centers and activities, and we’ve been able to do a lot of analysis to help the efficiency of our business. I’ve been working with Microsoft Great Plains for six years, and I think it’s very user friendly. I’m able to do different reports, search vendor history and get information I want very quickly.” –Consumer Petroleum


Bill Sullivan, Vice President, New England Home Care
Cromwell, Connecticut Healthcare 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.”


The Accounting Department at Somerset Capital Group
Why a Connecticut Company is Thankful for Microsoft Dynamics GP


The accounting team at Somerset Capital reflects on why they are thankful for Microsoft Dynamics GP and CAL Business Solutions and how it has improved business processes.


Why Clients Love Working With CAL Business Solutions Dynamics GP Partner
Connecticut Companies using Microsoft Dynamics GP


What are you looking for when you are choosing and accounting software partner? Is it, experience, patience and honesty? Is it someone that offers excellent training and/or support? How about all of the above. Listen as CAL clients describe the benefits of working with an experienced partner.


Why Clients Like Working With Microsoft Dynamics GP Accounting Software
Connecticut Companies using Microsoft Dynamics GP


What are you looking for when you are choosing accounting software? Is it, power, flexibility, efficiency and security? Do you want accessibility to your information, a smooth year end or great reporting and navigation? Do you need the ability to add on products specifically for your business? How about all of the above. Listen as CAL clients describe the benefits of working with Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software.


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