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Do your own research on ERP software selection, Microsoft Dynamics and the technology industry with these recommended white papers and guides. Review the short descriptions below, click the links to read the entire description and download the white paper. Then contact CAL Business Solutions to take the next step.


Don't Be Held Hostage - How Cloud ERP Frees Your Finance Team from the Limitations of ITDon’t Be Held Hostage – How Cloud ERP Frees Your Finance Team from the Limitations of IT

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper In today’s digital world the finance team relies on technology. And that means you rely on the IT department. But they are pulled in so many directions, they simply don’t have the time to produce reports, fix errors or plan upgrades. So you wait. In this white paper we take a look at the challenges you are likely facing and show you how ERP software in the Cloud can make everyone happier.


15 Red Flags: Is Your Accounting Software Hurting Your Business?15 Red Flags: Is Your Accounting Software Hurting Your Business?

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper Most businesses get started with basic accounting software. The challenge is recognizing the right time to make the switch because it’s easy to ignore the red flags of trouble that show you have outgrown your current system. Get some advance warning from these 15 real life examples.


30 Questions Every CFO Must Ask About the Cost of Accounting Software30 Questions Every CFO Must Ask About the Cost of Accounting Software

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper This new white paper by CAL Business Solutions helps you ask the right questions, avoid hidden fees and understand all the costs involved in a midmarket accounting software/ERP implementation project. Hint: Software is only a small part of the quote!


10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software10 Questions Every Distribution Company Needs to Ask Before Buying Accounting Software

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper As you evaluate replacements for your accounting software, ask the right questions. Your success depends on your ability to optimize processes and the supply chain through technology. We’ve assembled this list of questions to help.


25 Brilliant Ideas to Outsmart Your Competition with Microsoft Dynamics ERP25 Brilliant Ideas to Outsmart Your Competition with Microsoft Dynamics ERP

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper This easy to read white paper highlights 25 ways real companies are using their Microsoft Dynamics ERP system to outsmart and outpace their competition.


7 Game Changing Trends: Why It’s Time to Move to Online Accounting Software7 Game Changing Trends: Why It’s Time to Move to Online Accounting Software

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper The past decade has brought extraordinary changes to the way we do business. The internet has matured, mobile devices are part of everyday life, and cloud-based solutions have gone mainstream. New trends, enabled by these fundamental developments, are emerging that will further impact your business.


The CFO's Essential Guide to Cloud-based ERP: 35 QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASKThe CFO’s Essential Guide to Cloud-based ERP: 35 QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper There has been plenty of information and hype about cloud computing…with a strong shot of technical jargon thrown in. This straightforward white paper is intended to guide you, the CFO, to ask educated questions as you compare the potential benefits and risks of ERP/accounting software on premises versus in the cloud.


24 Wildly Creative Ways Companies Use Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Drive Revenue and Serve Customers24 Wildly Creative Ways Companies Use Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Drive Revenue and Serve Customers

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper If you are using Microsoft Dynamics GP then you should make sure you know the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics CRM too. CRM software will not only manage contacts and sales activities; it can transform your business in ways you probably never imagined. To prove it, The CRM Software Blog compiled examples from CRM experts around the world in this upbeat and engaging white paper.


Beyond Software: How to Estimate the Cost of ERP Implementation ServicesBeyond Software: How to Estimate the Cost of ERP Implementation Services

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper This white paper outlines: The 4 costs involved in ERP software projects including: I need new ERP Software-Now What? What am I really paying for? How do I determine a ballpark ERP project budget? and Is there such a thing as a ‘guaranteed price?’


12 Revolutionary Ideas That Fuel Distributor Profits12 Revolutionary Ideas That Fuel Distributor Profits

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper As technology becomes more adaptable and affordable, distributors of every size are able to compete in geographies and markets they never thought possible, yet dealing with this broader range of channels presents a new set of opportunities and challenges.


To ERP or Not to ERP: It Isn't Even a QuestionTo ERP or Not to ERP: It Isn’t Even a Question

Aberdeen Group • Download White Paper Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is designed to be the System of record for operating an d managing a business. Growing up out of the Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) world, ERP is also, by default the primary tool manufacturing companies us to plan and schedule the resources needed for day-to-day operations.


ERP: Is High ROI with Low TCO Possible?ERP: Is High ROI with Low TCO Possible?

Aberdeen Group • Download White Paper Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) remains a significant factor that influences Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) strategies and decisions. While the focus for the past decade or more from both ERP solutions providers as well their customers has been on reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of ERP, as companies brace themselves in the down economy, ERP projects run the risk of being delayed just when they are needed the most.


ERP in Manufacturing 2011 - Defining the ERP StrategyERP in Manufacturing 2011 – Defining the ERP Strategy

Aberdeen Group • Download White Paper The majority of manufacturing enterprises, almost three quarter according to Aberdeen’s survey respondents, use Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as their main business system. However, one aspect of ERP strategy that has always been assumed is that companies strive to have one single ERP system to unify all their parts and processes.


Aging ERP - When Old ERP is Too OldAging ERP – When Old ERP is Too Old

Aberdeen Group • Download White Paper Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is designed to be the system of record for operating and managing a business.


Top Reasons to Purchase a Business Solution from MicrosoftTop Reasons to Purchase a Business Solution from Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation • Download White Paper You’ve worked hard to build your small or midsize business and when it comes to the technology that helps you run it, there’s no reason to compromise. Whether you are outgrowing entry-level accounting software, rubber-banding a legacy solution, or simply tired of paying annual maintenance fees to a vendor that provides little to no value for your money—now is the time to take the next step and give your people the tools to propel your business.


Financial Management Software: Evaluation GuideFinancial Management Software: Evaluation Guide

Microsoft Corporation • Download White Paper The Financial Management Software: Evaluation Guide helps you ask the right questions about your business and the software you are considering.


Nucleus Research: Assessing Microsoft Dynamics for Small and Midsized BusinessesNucleus Research: Assessing Microsoft Dynamics for Small and Midsized Businesses

Nucleus Research • Download White Paper In its analysis of Microsoft Dynamics SMB customers, Nucleus found they consistently cited integration, usability, and cloud delivery as key factors that helped them grow their businesses while managing costs.


Focus Research: Is Your Business Ready for ERP?Focus Research: Is Your Business Ready for ERP?

Focus Research • Download White Paper Most firms begin as small businesses. As time goes by, a percentage of these firms grow and some grow very large. To drive and sustain this growth, they need an effective ERP system to manage their business.


Evaluating a New Business System: A Two-Part Primer for CPG Distributors and ManufacturersEvaluating a New Business System: A Two-Part Primer for CPG Distributors and Manufacturers

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper To help you quickly assess if a new business system will help you address your growing pains today and tomorrow, download this free guide. This comprehensive guide helps you understand the three models of business systems available to mid-market companies, so you’ll be able to easily narrow your choices.


The Essential Guide for Selecting Today's Business SoftwareThe Essential Guide for Selecting Today’s Business Software

Soft Resources • Download White Paper In ten information-filled chapters, ‘The Essential Guide for Selecting Today’s Business Software’ clearly lays out the process of selecting the software systems that’s best for your business. It also includes a special bonus section that discusses the hot topics of customer relationship management (CRM), e-business and application service providers (ASPs).


Evaluating Financial Management Software: Is it Time For Change?Evaluating Financial Management Software: Is it Time For Change?

Soft Resources • Download White Paper This whitepaper walks through the key areas of a financial management solution so when you are evaluating current and future financial management software, you are prepared to avoid challenges and maximize your investment.


Evaluating Financial Management Software: Five Must-HavesEvaluating Financial Management Software: Five Must-Haves

Soft Resources • Download White Paper This whitepaper walks through the key areas of a financial management solution so when you’re evaluating current and future financial management software, you’re prepared to avoid challenges and maximize your investment.



Microsoft Sure Step Implementation MethodologyMicrosoft Sure Step Implementation Methodology

CAL Business Solutions • Download White Paper By using a consistent methodology consisting of best practices gathered from Microsoft Dynamics implementations worldwide, partners can reduce implementation time, cost and risk while boosting their consultants’ productivity.


Practical Advice for Companies Who Have Outgrown QuickBooksPractical Advice for Companies Who Have Outgrown QuickBooks

ASA Research • Download White Paper While QuickBooks offers a good entry-level solution, it has limitations that prevent the product from meeting the needs of many companies and organizations – especially growing companies and larger organizations. Read this ASA research report to determine specific ways you can tell you are outgrowing QuickBooks.


A Guide for Businesses Outgrowing QuickBooksA Guide for Businesses Outgrowing QuickBooks

Microsoft Corporation • Download White Paper No matter what type of business you own, your business depends on the people who run it. Equip them with the information and tools they need to work efficiently and watch your business thrive. Every growing organization reaches a tipping point where the very tools that supported their initial growth begin to hinder their ability to act with agility and insight. Is your entry-level accounting software holding your people and your business back?


From QuickBooks Microsoft Dynamics GP: A Smart Move for Your Growing BusinessFrom QuickBooks Microsoft Dynamics GP: A Smart Move for Your Growing Business

Microsoft Corporation • Download White Paper Moving from QuickBooks to a new business management system might seem overwhelming, given all the challenges you face every day. This document shows how Microsoft simplifies the process with Microsoft Dynamics™ GP, a solution designed to get you up and running quickly, grow alongside your business, and fit with your budget.


Microsoft Dynamics GP and QuickBooks Enterprise Competitive AnalysisMicrosoft Dynamics GP and QuickBooks Enterprise Competitive Analysis

The Accounting Library • Download White Paper As a result of an analysis performed in June 2009 utilizing The Accounting Library, one of the most respected software selection tools serving the needs of middle market companies, Microsoft Dynamics GP was determined to be a much more functionally rich product than QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions. Specifically Microsoft Dynamics GP met 84% of a typical user’s requirements vs. 43% for QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions. Read the full details in this report.


Practical Advice for Companies Who Have Outgrown PeachtreePractical Advice for Companies Who Have Outgrown Peachtree

ASA Research • Download White Paper This report from ASA research summarizes the strengths and limitations of Peachtree, provides practical advice for squeezing the most out of Peachtree, and for those companies who have outgrown Peachtree.


Has Your Business Outgrown Peachtree?Has Your Business Outgrown Peachtree?

ASA Research • Download White Paper This report by industry expert J. Carlton Collins offers information for helping you determine if you are outgrowing Peachtree, practical advice for getting the most out of the product before you upgrade, and a solutions option that can meet the needs of your business and your budget.


From Peachtree to Microsoft Dynamics GP: A Smart Move for Your Growing BusinessFrom Peachtree to Microsoft Dynamics GP: A Smart Move for Your Growing Business

Microsoft Corporation • Download White Paper Moving from Peachtree to a new business management system might seem overwhelming, given all the challenges you face every day. This document shows how Microsoft simplifies the process with Microsoft Dynamics GP, a solution designed to get you up and running quickly, grow alongside your business, and fit with your budget.


Microsoft Dynamics GP vs. Peachtree Competitive AnalysisMicrosoft Dynamics GP vs. Peachtree Competitive Analysis

The Accounting Library • Download White Paper As a result of an analysis performed in August 2008 utilizing The Accounting Library, one of the most respected software selection tools serving the needs of middle market companies, Microsoft Dynamics GP was determined to be a much more functionally rich product than Peachtree by Sage Quantum and Peachtree by Sage Premium Accounting.


Why Now May Be Time to Move from MAS 90 - 200 to Microsoft Dynamics GPWhy Now May Be Time to Move from MAS 90 – 200 to Microsoft Dynamics GP

Production Solutions • Download White Paper This insightful report is based on experiences from users who have chosen to convert from MAS90/200 to Microsoft Dynamics GP and the business partners that have assisted in those conversions. This report aims to compare “life with MAS90/200” to “life with Dynamics GP” and consolidate the differences into specific categories to focus on the major benefits of making the change.


Microsoft Dynamics GP and Sage MAS 90 - 200 Competitive AnalysisMicrosoft Dynamics GP and Sage MAS 90 – 200 Competitive Analysis

The Accounting Library • Download White Paper This insightful report is based on experiences from users who have chosen to convert from MAS90/200 to Microsoft Dynamics GP and the business partners that have assisted in those conversions. This report aims to compare “life with MAS90/200” to “life with Dynamics GP” and consolidate the differences into specific categories to focus on the major benefits of making the change.


Microsoft Dynamics ERP Licensing GuideMicrosoft Dynamics ERP Licensing Guide

Microsoft Corporation • Download White Paper Use this guide to improve your understanding of how to license Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions. It is not intended to guide you in choosing Microsoft Dynamics products and services. The examples presented in this guide are illustrative.


Optimizing and Maintaining Performance for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010Optimizing and Maintaining Performance for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010

Microsoft Corporation • Download White Paper The purpose of this white paper is to complement, rather than replace, existing resources that are specific to optimizing and maintaining the components of a Microsoft Dynamics GP implementation.


ERP in SME - Fueling Growth and ProfitsERP in SME – Fueling Growth and Profits

Aberdeen Group • Download White Paper As optimism increases for a worldwide economic recovery, Small to Midsize Enterprises (SMEs) once again look forward to revenue growth. As a result, SMEs must seek competitive advantages that enable them to contain costs to ensure that growth of revenues is not at the expense of profits. Download this 26 page white paper with charts and statistics on this topic.


The First Steps to Achieving Effective Inventory ControlThe First Steps to Achieving Effective Inventory Control

Jon Schreibfeder • Download White Paper Despite the variety of their locations and industries, we’ve found when we start to work with these distributors that they typically have very similar inventory-related problems.


Improving the Accuracy of Your ForecastsImproving the Accuracy of Your Forecasts

Jon Schreibfeder • Download White Paper This report is the third in a series of white papers designed to help forward-thinking distributors increase efficiency, customer service, and profitability with smart inventory management strategies based on tried and proven methods and best practices.


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