Since 1982 CAL Business Solutions has been providing ERP systems to small and mid-sized distributors.
These solutions manage supply chain and logistics activities, including warehouse management, inventory management, and order management (sales and purchase orders), and connect these operations with financials and sales.
Dynamics GP with SalesPad for Distribution
CAL Business Solutions extends the power of Dynamics GP for the distribution industry with SalesPad. SalesPad adds functionality for workflow, order entry, inventory, and sales management, and makes it easier to get information out of Microsoft Dynamics GP. It can even lower the overall cost of a Dynamics GP implementation.
Acumatica Cloud ERP Distribution Suite
Distributors can automate processes and reduce errors in purchasing, order fulfillment, inventory tracking, and customer support with distribution management software from Acumatica. It is fully integrated with Acumatica’s CRM, Manufacturing, Field Service, and Project Accounting for visibility across the entire organization.
With the wide network of add on products for distribution, you have the flexibility to choose additional functionality for eCommerce, EDI, data collection, warehouse management, compliance, lot tracking, serial tracking, landed cost, pick pack ship, 3PL integration, drop-ship management, multi-currency, barcoding, container management, integrated shipping, inventory planning, bill of materials, manufacturing orders, inventory control, lot control, and standard costs.
CAL clients include distributors of industrial equipment, office supplies, medical devices, furniture, sports equipment, engine parts, specialty chemicals, food and beverage and much more. Their success stories show how the right software system helped them to:
Increase order accuracy to 98.5%
Cut order entry time by 50%
Increase order processing by 150%
Generate 10x the number of quotes per week
Save 48 hours a month in manual processes
Save $150,000 a year by increasing production without adding additional staff
If you are a small or mid-sized distribution company looking for similar benefits, contact CAL Business Solutions. We can help you evaluate your current systems, business processes, and goals to determine the right solution for you.
Frederick Block, Brick & Stone is a masonry and landscape supply distributor that sells brick, stone, pavers, and all related items to contractors and homeowners.
Unlimited user pricing model
Remote access to secure cloud based system
Complex industry specific functionality added by CAL
Unlimited ways to view information
“A big deciding factor was Acumatica’s unlimited user pricing model. We knew we could grow with Acumatica, and bring everyone into the system, without any additional costs.” – Steve Slaughter, President/CEO, Frederick Block, Brick & Stone
Lifeway Mobility supplies a wide variety of ramps, stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, transfer aids, and bath safety solutions to individuals and businesses in multiple states.
Shortens time to set up new offices
Enables increased focus on customer service
Gives quick access to data to take advantage of trends
Zero infrastructure costs
“Lifeway Mobility is on a very strong growth trajectory. Acumatica is a competitive advantage, allowing us to do that. And we’re doing it in the Cloud, with zero IT infrastructure.” – Bryan Mullen, SVP, Shared Services at Lifeway Mobility
Crown Maple is on track to becoming the largest maple syrup distributor in North America and also offers education, entertainment, and retail services. They realized early on that their QuickBooks accounting software could not keep up with their growth. They wanted a robust inventory system, integration to eliminate manual processes and spreadsheets, and flexible reporting that could easily be shared with their remote management team.
“CAL made us more efficient and more effective, and the ROI was there. They paid for themselves. For growing companies with a tight budget, CAL is a perfect solution.” – Annette Cantilli, CFO, Crown Maple
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.
For 10 years Thor, a Connecticut based multinational distributor of specialty chemicals, had been using Microsoft Dynamics® SL (Solomon). As the business grew they faced the choice of a major upgrade or a new ERP software package.
Amax faced quite a challenge with finding and implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in fewer than six months. At the same time, Amax had to keep operations running, set up two new distribution centers and renegotiate a multiyear contract with one of its largest customers. The solution was found in Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad, implemented by the CAL team.
Beekley Medical has trusted Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) as their core financial ERP system for more than a decade. Recently they decided to expand the capabilities to manage inventory and automate the manufacturing process. Each decision was focused on ways it could streamline processes in order to provide even higher levels of service to its customers.
Moran USA LLC, a wholesale distribution company based North Haven, purchased Microsoft Dynamics GP but after two years it was still not functioning as promised. The Moran team was extremely frustrated and was considering scrapping the new system despite their substantial financial investment. As a last resort, Moran looked for a new Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner in their local area and started working with CAL Business Solutions. Now Moran USA now has a practical ERP system they are comfortable with, that helps them run their business better, requires minimal ongoing support and lower annual fees.
Right-sized an overly complicated Dynamics GP system
Warner Specialty Products had a common problem: old, outdated software and the business processes, and bottlenecks to go with them. They set out to upgrade their Macola ERP system, but get more value for their software dollar. Using Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad, they have improved time-to-customer, reduced overhead costs, and obtained a level of visibility on their order process that would have been impossible otherwise. For this small distribution company, the decision to implement the Microsoft Dynamics GP with Salespad means that they can serve their customers better now and as their business grows.
Able to process orders 50% faster.
Workflow keeps quotes from falling through the cracks.
Quick access to information increases customer satisfaction.
SalesPad gives more functionality for a lower software cost than a traditional GP system.
Because Custom Bottle extended their existing Microsoft Dynamics GP application to the rest of the organization using SalesPad, they increased the amount of information employees know about customers and their orders. What Custom Bottle discovered is true for most companies: when employees who wouldn’t normally use the ERP system are given access through SalesPad, it positively effects sales, deepens the relationship with customers, and adds value that positively affects the bottom line.
Easy to install with existing Microsoft Dynamics GP system.
Detailed on time delivery reports leads to increased business with existing customers.
Single screen access to customer and sales data including inventory available across 10 warehouses.
Fantastic support by the local CAL team.
“Customers want to know you are doing a good job for them. To be able to show them that we shipped 99% of their orders on time is very powerful. SalesPad gives us a better way to analyze our customer information and find ways we can increase business with them. I feel confident it is increasing our business.” Barry Lerman, President & CEO Read the full case study: Custom Bottle Increases Sales to Existing Customers Using Microsoft Dynamics GP + SalesPad
As a growing company Genex recognized the limitations QuickBooks was putting on their business. Their new Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad system gives them the tools they need to work more efficiently now, and take them to the next level of company expansion.
Easy to Use
Able to generate quotes 10x faster
Flexibility allows changes based on customer requests
Gives team insight into each step in the sales process
Kloter Farms sought a revamped IT infrastructure that would allow the family owned company to realize its vision of improved management information, streamlined business processes and reduced costs. Kloter Farms called on CAL Business Solutions Inc. to help improve operations by implementing a Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting system and pulling together the resources to integrate several disparate systems including a GoldMine front office system. As a result of CAL’s work, Kloter Farms is realizing its technology vision, has steadily increased its sales and is poised for continued growth.
Connected system eliminates tedious paperwork and double entry
Essential data available instantly when it’s needed