Bottling Company Projects $560,000 Annual Savings by Extending Microsoft Dynamics GP

Read about how G&J Bottlers saved over half a million in savings by extending their software into Microsoft Dynamics GP

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    Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers distributes Pepsi products across Ohio and Kentucky and is one of the largest Pepsi bottlers in the United States.

    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.

    “We looked at the newer Sage Abra system, but Microsoft provided us with better value overall.  For the price and the feature set available, there really is no better business management system than Microsoft Dynamics GP.”
    -Chris Witzgall, VP of Information Systems, G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers