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Monday, June 18, 2007

Microsoft Great Plains - Integration Manager in action

The company uses a version of Microsoft Great Plains (GP) that's been customized for the PEO industry. One piece of that is Integration Manager (IM). I've talked about the bridge application a number of times before. With an Excel file from a client and, with some sophisticated programming, we create a tab-delimited text transaction file for Integration Manager. We've set up some profiles in Integration Manager to upload payroll transactions into a batch in the Great Plains system, saving a lot of time and money. In some cases we've seen a 91% drop in the amount of time it takes to run a payroll.

Over the next few weeks or so, I'll be running Integration Manager for the Payroll department. Here are some numbers for today:

IndustryTransactionsEmps
Trucking14951
Trucking16890
Restaurant8643
Restaurant9448
Restaurant7239
Restaurant8234
Restaurant9440
Restaurant9740
Restaurant8747
Manufacturing17398

1002 transactions, for 530 employees of 10 clients.

3 comments:

nFriedly said...

I totally read that as "Microsoft Great Pains" lol

Daniel said...

Well, Nathan, sometimes it can certainly feel that way! lol Thanks for the comment

NordeDakota said...

I apologize for tooting my own horn but there is a better integration software package from Bridge Builder Software which is more flexible, and open than IM.