Microsoft Dynamics GP can run a full distribution company with all the needed functionality. But you may not realize Microsoft Dynamics GP can also be used as just the core financial system for a distribution company.
Some distribution companies, especially for specialized businesses, choose to work with software built for their industry. Perhaps you have a system you have used for years and can’t bear the idea of a change. That doesn’t mean that you can’t still have an improved financial system.
Many times the industry specific software packages have weak financial functionality. Let’s face it, that is not their specialty. Or sometimes there is no financial piece and companies run something like Quickbooks and are constantly re-typing information from one system to the other.
There is another choice.
You can use Microsoft Dynamics GP for core financials (such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Bank Reconciliation). And then connect this to your other applications. This way you get all the powerful tools and financial reporting available in Microsoft Dynamics GP. You eliminate double entry and you can still stick with the other applications you are used to.
An example of a company that did this is Modern Tire. Modern Tire is a retail store and auto service center with 5 locations in central Connecticut. Like all distributors they need to track inventory and manage costs. They also need a point of sale system.
Modern Tire chose to use a front office POS system from MAM Software specifically built for the tire industry. Then they chose Microsoft Dynamics GP for their financials. CAL Business Solutions helped Modern Tire integrate the two and seamlessly input data from the POS into Dynamics GP on a daily basis. This retail tire automotive chain now has daily financials and accounts payables that are accurate and timely.
Check out the case study video and hear Bob Amenta, President and Steve Cohen, Controller of Modern Tire discuss how CAL Business Solutions and Microsoft Dynamics GP for core financials strengthened their business.
If you are a distribution company that is looking for a full Financial/Distribution system OR if you just want to use Dynamics GP for core financials, contact CAL Business Solutions at [email protected] or 860-485-0910 x4
Learn more at www.calszone.com/distribution
By Anya Ciecierski, Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner for Distribution