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Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions

Extend the Power of Microsoft Dynamics GP For Half the Cost


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When you purchase Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, all your concurrent users get access to the functionality in the Starter Pack. This includes access to 50+ modules and is more than enough for most of the companies we work with. However, there are a few additional more advanced modules that can added if you purchase the Extended Pack or Additional Packs for a one time fee.

The good news is that Microsoft has just announced a promotion that offers the Extended Pack for half price. This drops the cost from $10,000 to $5,000. This is a one time fee that covers all the users.

Microsoft Dynamics GP FY14 Promotion - “Extend For Half” Promotion Terms:

The Dynamics GP 2013 Extended Pack module will be offered at a 50% license discount.

The annual maintenance plan from Microsoft (required for the first year) is calculated at 18% of the full software list cost of Dynamics GP, not the discounted cost.

This promotion is stackable and can be offered to new customers taking advantage of the Give Me 5 Again promotion.

Note: This promotion is also available to existing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 customers that do not have the Extended Pack on their license. Including long time customers who upgrade to GP 2013.

Expires June 23, 2014

So what is included in the Dynamics GP 2013 extended pack that you might want?

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Extended Pack Includes:

Business Intelligence & Reporting

Microsoft Forecaster Unlimited-  Forecast accurate budgets and gain control of the entire budgeting and planning process. Coordinate plans dynamically and collaborate easily with your management team. One named user license included; additional licenses available at extra cost.

Supply Chain Management

Distribution Suite- Includes Advanced Distribution and Advanced Picking.

Available to Promise- Help ensure the right inventory is available at the right time to meet customer needs, make firm delivery promises, and boost profitability.

Returns Management- Meet customer, vendor, and business requirements with automated returns processing, accurate crediting for sales invoices and returns management authorizations, and efficient transfer of returned items to the main warehouse.

Manufacturing Solutions

Manufacturing Bill of Materials- Maximize production efficiency, support time-to-market goals, and cut inventory costs across the extended enterprise by tightly integrating different types of bills and customized definitions into manufacturing operations

Manufacturing Order Processing- Efficiently track and manage the entire cycle of order processing, including detailed production costs, work orders, routings, outsourcing, and work center definitions.

Manufacturing Suite- Includes Capacity Requirements Planning, Engineering Change Management, Job Costing, Quality Assurance, Sales Configurator, Sales Forecasting.

Master Production Scheduling- Gather information from sales forecasts to form a single, comprehensive production schedule and automatically create manufacturing orders.

Materials Requirements Planning- Gain the deep visibility into material requirements that can translate into more effective resource planning — helping reduce stock outages, drive down inventory costs, and streamline the production process.

Project Management

Project Accounting- Maintain tight control over project direction, execution, and budget, support resources effectively, and ensure accurate billing and accounting through tight integration with company financials.

Customer Relationship Management (Note: this is not the same as the full Microsoft Dynamics CRM product)

Contract Administration- Maintain unlimited contract price books, monitor profitability against service calls, and recognize revenues through five different methods.

Service Call Management- Track and update new and historical service calls against a contract, service warranty, and current inventory. Time execution, coordinate customer schedules, assign appropriately skilled technicians, and escalate calls automatically.

Depot Management- Track parts, labor, and expense details. Create a Parts Usage report. Manage spare parts and trunk-and-lot-tracked stock inventory.

Preventive Maintenance- Forecast purchasing and scheduling requirements based on time in service or product usage. Coordinate open service requests with upcoming preventive maintenance calls. Track details of Preventive Maintenance activities.

So when you are evaluating Microsoft Dynamics GP, take a look at the advanced financial management and supply chain management functionality available to you in the Extended Pack. If you feel you will need it now, or in the near future, take advantage of this 50% discount offer.

If you are evaluating Microsoft Dynamics GP and would like to take advantage of the “Give Me Five Again” promotion or the “Extend for Half” promotion contact CAL Business Solutions at sales@calszone.com or 860-485-0910 x4.

By Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions, Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, www.calszone.com

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