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Business ERP

Serving Microsoft Business Solutions clients, formerly Great Plains Software Dynamics, eEnterprise, Dynamics C/S+, Siebel Great Plains Front Office, we discovered that Transportation & Logistics is the industry where Great Plains & CRM tandem is the most popular.

In this small short article we would like to offer you highlights on ERP & CRM in transportation & logistics

  • Shipment Tracking System. Transport & Logistics market is quite mature and you more likely have market requirement (like Efreight) or custom-made system. So, if you plan to execute new ERP– it needs to be securely incorporated with your cargo tracking system.

If you have to sell to a big number of prospects and track their relatively small deliveries you ought to first think about Microsoft CRM, which has Sales and Service modules.

In the case when you deliver to restricted number of big clients you are focusing on the profitability of the deliveries and looking at Great Plains as the core system.

Great Plains

In Great Plains you must utilize customer/vendor debt consolidation, available for Great Plains Professional version. Plus you will need Great Plains Dexterity or.Net modification to link SOP and POP billings in the settlement procedure.

You can develop Great Plains items: Customers, Invoices, Purchase Orders, and so on. Plus it allows you to get rid of GP licenses cost you can have users work with Great Plains through web types

Integration Technology

When it comes to both Great Plains and Microsoft CRM you utilize MS SQL Server connected server technology. You release MS CRM SDK, Dexterity, Heterogeneous Stored Procedures.

Programming Tools

You utilize Visual Studio.Net to program MS CRM lookups, in some cases you can utilize WebMatrix, but we do not advise tools, which do not have abundant debugging features.


Microsoft CRM security suggests you to utilize MS CRM SDK or integrated Crystal Reports Enterprise to comply.

MS CRM Messaging

Microsoft CRM Exchange connector has reasonably simple system- GUID in the message header. If you need sophisticated messaging catching emails, based on contact email or domain- you primary think about innovative adapter, developed and supported by Alba Spectrum Technologies.

Sometimes you wish to use Lotus Notes Domino as email server– this is also possible. You can always have us help you, offer us a call: 1-630-961-5918 or 1-866-528-0577,