The company used Ohio Microsoft Dynamics GP, formerly Ohio Great Plains software, for corporate finances, but each bottling plant used separate systems for payroll, human resources, and accounting. As a result, G&J Pepsi incurred unnecessary costs due to duplicate systems and lacked holistic insight into operations.
To solve these issues, the company reached out to Socius, a Microsoft Dynamics consulting partner. Microsoft Dynamics GP was extended with the payroll and HR modules to consolidate business functions at the corporate level and create a foundation for a Microsoft-based business intelligence solution. From this work, the company enhanced business insight and projects an annual savings of more than $560,000 in overall productivity gains. Increased productivity will result from:
- Reduced time to gather timecard and payroll data.
- Efficiencies in payroll and HR due to self-service functionality for new hires, benefit enrollment, and general look-ups.
- Efficiencies in HR for transmitting data to vendors.
- Elimination of duplicate data entry.
Now, employees at G&J Pepsi can update their benefits information via the Web by using Business Portal for Microsoft Dynamics GP.
-Chris Witzgall, VP of Information Systems, G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers