Thor, a Connecticut based manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals, recently chose Microsoft Dynamics GP as their financial management/ERP system. This system provided the core financial tools they needed plus purchasing, inventory and sales order processing for their distribution business. But Thor was experiencing rapid growth in their business and they wanted to find even more ways to be efficient. Three add on ISV tools were chosen to really take their distribution functionality to the next level.
1) SalesPad: At CAL Business Solutions we recommend SalesPad to every distribution business we work with. SalesPad presents the information in Dynamics GP in a very clear way. From a single screen you can track orders, inventory, shipping, purchasing, accounting, sales statistics, margins, profits, and customer information. Thor says that one of the biggest improvements has been the new,
2) Rockysoft: RockySoft’s ‘Pack Light Inventory Management Suite’ provides distribution users with exactly the right inventory, in the right place, at the right time. Robert says, “We added RockySoft for the inventory planning and it is just fantastic. It works so smoothly with Dynamics GP and has really improved our visibility. I use it heavily to see what inventory I have, all the way down to the item level. And we're finding that the more history we have with RockySoft, the better it gets. We are better able to tell where we're headed and how much more or less we need to purchase.”
3) Blue Moon: Thor also uses
But wait, if you need to add all this functionality does that mean that Dynamics GP is not the right product for a distribution company. Definitely not. That is like saying the iphone is not a good phone because you need so many apps. Dynamics GP is a stable, easy to use, easy to customize core financials system you can rely on to run your business. And when you want to add specific functionality for your business needs, there are plenty of choices available. Robert Boyle from Thor stateed it perfectly when he said, “These add on tools really simplify our processes but I know it is Dynamics GP that wraps them all together.” Read the full Thor case study:
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