CalTrade

Enhance Your Dynamics 365 Business Central

Designed for the Trading Industry

CalTrade is an enhanced Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central implementation designed by Calsoft Systems, specifically for global commodity trading companies, and companies dealing with global commodity trading as part of their business. 

We Serve the Following Industries (Cloud and On-Premise) 

Steel

Food

Grain

Chemical

Aviation

Machine and Parts

Industry Challenges

Global commodity trading companies face enormous pressures to balance the need for efficiency with the risk of cutting costs in order to stay competitive in a complex, volatile market. Trading firms must make accurate decisions that respond to rapidly changing conditions, while simultaneously planning for an uncertain future. Despite these challenges, the reality is that most trading firms have limited means to do this. Many rely on manual processes to get the information they need, or invest in expensive customized solutions that cut into their already sensitive costs.

Calsoft Systems understands that technology for global commodity trading firms should emphasize the things that matter most: speed, accuracy, visibility, security, scale and flexibility. Software with built-in trade contract management can be game-changing for trading firms, providing new ways to create value and identify risk earlier before it affects the bottom line. Ever-changing global regulations heavily impact operations, which means compliance must be integrated into the technology to provide the most accurate picture for making decisions.

Caltrade Pricing

License

$30

Per user per month (USD)

Subscription License: $30/user/month
Perpetual License: $10,000 per company

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Service

$8,000

Setup Service

Includes Package-Related:

  • Fit & Gap Analysis
  • System Setting
  • Master data loading (Incoterm, Master Data, Fright code and COA Mapping)
  • System Testing
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System

Both license options are offered with either on-premise or cloud Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

*Both license options offer same functionality *Option 2 does not include upgrades *No discounts offered on licenses *Setup price may vary & does not include BC implementation fee

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Business Challenges

  • You are unable to view real-time profit/loss by trading contract within the ERP platform. You are manually obtaining this information through spreadsheets.
  • You have disparate systems lack a seamless, efficient way to manage business performance. Your company is using expensive custom-built software that is not integrated with the ERP system.
  • Critical information is difficult for you to access and compare. Standard ERPs usually manage sales and purchase orders separately, making it difficult to compare them in the same system for creating estimates. This data must be manually compared, side-by-side, to make calculations and is often missing other crucial information such as freight charges.
  • Your international trading-related documents are scattered in multiple folders or computers.
  • Heavy investment or manual work are the only two options to get the functionality you need. Your ERP needs heavy customizations in order to manage unique master information such as ship-to, payment schedule, free comments, conditions, BOL, Incoterm details.
  • Payment reconciliation is done manually through Excel or other supplemental tool outside of the ERP platform.
  • You calculate landing cost or sales cost allocation manually in Excel or other supplemental tool, and applied separately to ERP.
  • Your company is vulnerable to compliance risks. Manual management of all workflows such as contract approval (sales/purchase) and permission settings that are not flexible or detailed enough creates risk in an industry with strict, complicated regulations.

All-In-One Solution

CalTrade is a cutting-edge solution designed specifically for global commodity trading firms to optimize their operational efficiency, management visibility, risk assessment and customer service, all while reducing costs. This technology offers a deeper, more nuanced view of the risks and benefits associated with buying, selling and delivering physical commodities.

Our solution automates trading business processes and enables intelligent decision-making to maximize profit through industryspecific analytics, consolidated reporting and simplified data management. CalTrade’s built-in trade contract management will be important in achieving the extra margin needed to survive and grow in a fiercely competitive market.

Product Highlights

  • Automated contract profitability projections based on sales, purchasing and shipping expenses.
  • Report generation provide analytical insights into import/export processes.
  • Ability to handle quantity changes within released contracts.
  • Freight expense control by selected Incoterm conditions.
  • Automated sales and purchasing status management and approval procedure for efficiency and accuracy.
  • Tracking of required documents of International trade.
  • Integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and its logistics modules, including Sales and Distribution (SD), Material Management (MM) as well as Financial Accounting (FA).
  • Improves customs processes by generating pre-shipment and postshipment documents BC (Bill of Lading, Commercial Invoice (Packing List), Shipping Bill/Bill of Export).
  • Forward Exchange Contracts can be managed in real-time by ERP
  • Easy to use screens and interfaces.

Business Benefits

  • Increases efficiency with an automated capability to generate sales/purchase orders from contracts
  • Better pricing capability that is responsive to volatile changes
  • Reduces cost by utilizing vendor performance reports
  • Better customer service by enabling tracking status
  • Better business decisions by approving contracts based on profitability.
  • Analyze performance by contract, using real-time profit/ loss analysis and real time trading/distribution expense analysis.
  • Better visibility in import/export operations by capturing process data and reporting on key indicators.
  • Better access to critical data through flexible report creation (Ex. PL, Expense, Margin Ratio, Sales Revenue, Cash Flow Forecast).
  • Better risk control by contract: Predetermine risks to intelligently approve or reject contracts.
  • Better workflow management for each contract (Ex. Margin Ratio, Sales/Purchase Order Posting).
  • Ensure compliance with related transaction documents and history management.
  • Reduce risk through user activity tracking (Generate, Modification, Delete)

A PROMISE OF IMPLEMENTATION SUCCESS

Calsoft applies Microsoft’s standardized implementation methodology called SureStep, which ensure that the project is managed efficiently and reduces cost and risk of project. Our valuable templates are designed specifically for trading business needs and enable a quick, targeted implementation that adds-in important trading-specific capabilities missing from Microsoft Business Central’s robust out-of-the box functionality.

Maximize Your Business Performance

With offices throughout North America and Asia, our mission is to maximize our clients’ business performance by understanding their needs and applying our in-depth expertise in Microsoft Business Software.

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