Challenges with Microsoft Great Plains

One of the fastest-growing distributors of PP and HIPS resins, and a value-added recycler of PET, PolyQuest is a growing company that just recently announced the formation of Renuva Plastics LLC and acquisition of the US division of the Faith Group Co. Already using Microsoft Great Plains, PolyQuest understood the benefits of utilizing a powerful ERP system through Microsoft but was looking for a solution that could better fit their growing needs. Like many manufacturing companies, PolyQuest also wanted an innovative payroll solution outside of Microsoft Great Plains that matched the new, modern era of the industry and a system that was better suited for manufacturing. With plants in multiple cities, PolyQuest needed a comprehensive time and attendance system with the flexibilities, approvals and reporting and the ability to manage the automatic overtime calculations for various shift rules. Recognizing that paper timesheets, bulky time clocks, and manual tracking are inefficient and more time-consuming, PolyQuest wanted a cloud-based time and attendance system that would streamline their tasks and integrate directly into their payroll system. 

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CEMs Business Solution 

Since they already had experience with Microsoft Great Plains, PolyQuest was familiar with the reputation of CEM Business Solutions. CEM Business Solutions was able to provide the desired payroll solution for Dynamics 365 so that Polyquest could use one system for their various manufacturing needs. In addition, CEM designed Time and Attendance, a cloud-based time and attendance system built ground-up to increase productivity, empower employees, and simplify back-end tasks. Since this user-friendly solution integrates directly into their payroll solution for Dynamics 365, Polyquest would be able to streamline time data from the app into their payroll solution. In addition, Polyquest gained the cloud protection and security management with Microsoft Azure.  

Business Impact / Outcome 

Through the payroll solution for Dynamics 365 and a new time and attendance system, CEMBS helped Polyquest streamline their payroll reporting. Since this new enterprise level software solution was different than Microsoft Great Plains, CEMBS was able to provide total IT and customer support beyond troubleshooting to help support them every step of the way. Some of the benefits Polyquest receives from the next generation ERP D365 Finance and Operations includes: 

  • Automated processes  
  • Centralized workforce data 
  • A collaborative solution that connects timesheets to payroll 

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