THE CHALLENGE: Get the Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Integrated Accounting System
Mecklenburg ABC is the largest of North Carolina’s ABC Boards. Managing an inventory warehouse and 23 stores is a challenge for any organization. But when Mecklenburg ABC began implementing its new integrated accounting system from Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Formerly Navision), it began to experience problems that it could not resolve. These problems spanned many areas of the system including cost of sales inaccuracies in the financial accounting area, difficulty reconciling inventory at the various locations in the inventory area, and inconsistencies in the mixed beverage taxes in the reporting area.
Enter new CFO Paul Verhaeghe who quickly sized up the situation and realized that he needed some help to pull the implementation back together. He called Team Technology, Inc. in Charlotte to help him with his system issues. “We had a real tough situation”, says Verhaeghe. “We had a system that had already been set up and was running. To come into the middle of that situation and make the system work the way we needed was a tough job. Team Technology sent the right people out here and got us back on track the way we needed. Every person they sent out here was top notch.”
THE RESULT: Increased Efficiency and Performance
As a result of the hard work done by Mecklenburg ABC and TEAM inventory records now reflect reality. Store sales and inventory are updated on a timely basis. Bar-coding has been implemented at the stores for inventory checking and to speed data input. Mecklenburg ABC is now able to consistently provide all required tax reports to the State commission with confidence.
What was once a challenge is now under control. The benefits promised by implementing the Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrated business system are now being realized.
Did you know…
In 1935 the North Carolina Legislature authorized the Governor to appoint a commission to study the question of control of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of making recommendations to the 1937 General Assembly. The commission examined two types of control under which spirituous liquor was being sold in other states, one being represented by a State Licensing system and the other by a State Monopoly system. After careful study, the Alcoholic Beverage Control bill was submitted to the General Assembly of 1937, and with a few changes was enacted into law. The Control Act provided for the establishment of a State Board of Control consisting of a Chairman and two associate members who would be appointed by the Governor of the State.
The State Board of Control is today known as the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABC). The Control Act also provides for a control plan under which no county or city in the State would be required to sell alcohol unless first approved by the voters. Today North Carolina is a “local option” state with forty county and 113 municipal ABC boards that sell spirituous liquor at retail. In addition, other alcohol beverage sales may be legal at both on and off premise businesses depending on whether the majority of voters approved the alcohol issue.
This Brief History excerpt was taken from website: http://www.ncabc.com/Welcome/BriefHistory.asp