Maintain tight control over distribution and streamline your pick/pack/ship cycle to gain competitive advantage. From forecasting to delivery, Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) Software can help you accelerate sales order processes and lower costs per transaction. Integrated applications let you better manage inventory, fill orders faster and provide e-commerce—driving superior customer service.
Success Stories: Distribution
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Burlington, Mass. and Namibia – Paragon’s Extensive Technical Knowledge and Vastro’s Extensive Experience
Combine to Upgrade Spares Centre’s Outdated Dynamics GP Accounting System.
Burlington, Mass. – Paragon Software Solutions, a Microsoft Partner, announced that the company successfully upgraded the accounts payable accounting system for local beer distributor Commercial Distributing Company, Inc. of Westfield, Massachusetts to Microsoft Dynamics® GP 2010 with Management Reporter and SQL Reporting Services. The company was upgraded from Microsoft Dynamics GP 9, but prior to the upgrade, much of the company’s A/P process was manual. They are now utilizing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 for invoicing, check processing, account analysis and results and performance reporting. Using GP delivers a far more accurate and faster process for improved time efficiency.
“The transition to the new system was very smooth with Paragon’s expertise and direction,” commented Zora Gonsalves, human resources executive. “Paragon was extremely knowledgeable, well informed and patient throughout the entire process when working with our staff.”
Commercial Distributing Co. utilizes AS/400 to process accounts receivable. Paragon’s expertise is in integrating a company’s current effective technology with Microsoft Dynamics GP for an overall enhanced financial management system. Standard procedure for Paragon, the upgrade was performed remotely over a weekend and workstations installs were performed first thing on the Monday morning. This process delivered minimal interruption to Commercial Distributing’s day-to-day operations.
Commercial Distributing Co. is a private beer distributor employing more than 100. They represent a number of breweries including Miller Brewing Co., Coors Brewing, Heineken U.S.A., Boston Beer Co., Diageo-Guinness USA, High Falls Brewing Co. , Molson Coors Brewing Co. and Pabst Brewing Co.
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Zone Labs provides a range of wellness products, including foods, dietary supplements, and a skin care line. The company has 40 employees and is based in Danvers, Massachusetts.
Zone Labs was running a mix of unsupported, open source software on Linux, which the company deemed incapable of supporting future growth.
The company rebuilt its IT environment on Microsoft® software, including core networking and directory services, messaging and collaboration, an enterprise data store, and a comprehensive business management system (assisted by Paragon Software Solutions).
- Improved business capabilities, including warehouse management
- Increased user productivity through automated inventory and shared folders
- Timely analysis of financial information
- Improved manageability
- Enhanced security and reliability thanks to automated updates and backups
- Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition
- Microsoft .NET Framework
- Microsoft Active Directory
- Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
- Windows PowerShell
Fact Sheets – Distribution Software
Maintain tight control over your distribution channels, improve processes, and drive superior customer service with new Advanced Distribution capabilities.
Keep pace with competitive markets and low margins. Advanced Picking capabilities provide you with the flexibility needed to reduce handling and increase accuracy for both single and multi-site warehouse operations.
Empower your employees to make strategic decisions and provide superior service. New inventory and order management capabilities help ensure the right inventory is available at the right time to meet customer needs and boost profitability.
Balance supply and demand effectively and gain competitive advantage by establishing a well-defined process for demand planning—or simplifying your current process—and improving the quality of forecasts.
Organize and schedule the e-mail delivery of invoices, credit memos, and other sales documents to your customers in XML, HTML, Microsoft Office Excel, or PDF format, reducing administrative overhead and increasing customer responsiveness.
Give your business a competitive edge. By controlling inventory effectively and setting prices on a customer-by-customer basis, you can reduce operating costs and achieve the fast, efficient fulfillment that keeps them coming back.
Take control of your business processes and empower your employees to make sound business decisions and minimize costs. Purchase Order Processing capabilities streamline purchasing tasks and equip employees to track and manage vital commitments on the fly.
Maintain tight control over your accounts receivable with capabilities that help you track invoices, process receipts, and analyze customer activity, so you can manage sales made on account more effectively and yet maintain lower overhead costs.
Help increase control and visibility over your entire purchasing process, reduce paperwork, and automate approval processes. With Requisition Management, employees can enter purchase requisitions online for manager approval and automatic transfer to Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) Purchase Order Processing.
Enhance employee productivity and streamline your distribution process with sales order and invoicing capabilities that help you enter and process orders quickly and accurately and give you more control over your business process.
Sample Reports – Distribution Software
View more than 150 samples of general reports including multiple reports in the following categories: Bank Reconciliation, Bill of Materials, General Ledger, Inventory Control, Invoicing, Multidimensional Analysis, Multicurrency Management, Payables Management, Payroll, Purchase Order Processing, Receivables Management, Sales Order Processing, and more.