Logan Consulting assists a paper processing unit in implementing Microsoft Dynamics GP in order to seamlessly transfer business transactions by the end of the calendar-year.

The Client:

This client is a pulp paper processing unit, specializing in rolled tissue paper. Their mill produces the rolled tissue supplied to organizations such as Crystal Creative and Cleo, which ultimately end up on the retail floor of many club stores, such as Wal-Mart, and Target.

The Opportunity:

The client was part of another organization until October 2002. As part of the sale of the other division which provided our client with its information systems, financial and shared services support, they were faced with quickly selecting and installing new software, in a stand-alone environment, to support its on-going business operations.

Logan Consulting became part of the solution after Great Plains Small Business Manager was selected, as one of our consultants had worked with their initial implementation five years earlier. Our consultant experienced in both the package they were extracting data from and the Great Plains solution selected.

The challenge was to get it converted, without any process changes, in three weeks.

The Solution:

Great Plains Small Business Manager has some tools inherent in supporting loading of static files. Without expensive programming resources, they were able to convert the customer, vendor, chart of accounts, open receivables, open payables, and prior year financial transactions into the new software.

The Results:

No business interruptions occurred during the process and at the year-end calendar 2002, they were in a position to begin operation in the new year on the Great Plains business solution. The foundation was laid to address business processes, restructure the financial and key performance metrics of the firm, and function as a standalone entity.