Distribution Software

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

Car Parts & Accessories

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Namibia – Paragon’s Extensive Technical Knowledge and Vastro’s Extensive Experience Combine to Upgrade Spares Centre’s Outdated Dynamics GP Accounting System.

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Beverage Distributor

Paragon Software Solutions Upgrades Commercial Distributing Co. Accounts Payable System with Microsoft Dynamics® GP 2010

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.

Retail and Hospitality

Zone Labs Switches from Linux to Windows Server to Support Growth

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
  • Improved manageability
  • Enhanced security and reliability thanks to automated updates and backups

Software and Services

  • 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

Demos – Distribution Software

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Distribution I
Meet customer demand with inventory and order management that helps reduce cost, improve accuracy, and speed fulfillment.

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Distribution II
Meet customer demand with inventory and order management that helps reduce cost, improve accuracy, and speed fulfillment.

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.

Testimonials

I am impressed that you stuck with our request, even when I was ready to give up. I will think of you each time I print these reports. Thank you for your superb service!
Theresa Roulic, Controller, Q1 Labs
Paragon Software Solutions did an excellent job from start to finish. I would highly recommend them. They did an outstanding job and followed through on all the aspects of the upgrade.
Zora Gonsalves, Office Administrator, Commercial Distributing Co., Inc.
Paragon gives “Total Package” support that is unrivaled by any other vendors out there. If Paragon is involved, I can always be confident that they will get the job done.
Robert Park, Business Applications Manager, Unica Corporation
Linda was very knowledgeable and patiently explained how to understand and complete various screens.
Eileen Sickler, Controller, WiTricity Corporation
Sonny was so helpful and patient. He even took the time to show me some short-cuts and tips to make my every day work more smoothly. I was very pleased with the outcome of this session.
Barbara Harnois, Staff Accountant, Loftware, Inc.
My experience with Paragon Software Solutions, Inc. has been amazing. I would recommend them to anyone who is searching for a company to help pave your technology journey. A+++.
Liane Sherman, Accounting Manager, Essex Power Services
It is a pleasure to work with knowledgeable and skilled individuals. The level of knowledge at Paragon is far superior to other support companies that we have used.
Jean H. Smith White, Corporate Controller, Beacon Hospice, Inc
You guys are the best. We recently parted ways with one of the worst consulting companies I’ve had the misfortune of working with, and Paragon is such a nice change! Thanks for all the help!
Brenda Luebbers, Controller, Bizo, Inc.