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Dynamics AX: Improving Efficiency Across Diverse Industries

Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is one of the leading ERP systems in the market. Organizations from diverse industries including retail, food manufacturing, apparel, bio-chemicals, oil and gas, healthcare, steel, and aviation are using AX to improve efficiency in their manufacturing processes, reduce costs, and simplify complicated operations with suppliers and customers.

Below are two organizations from different industries that are using MS Dynamics AX to better manage their operations.

Volvo Truck North America

Volvo Corporation is one of the largest bus, truck, and construction equipment manufacturers, employing over 70,000 employees and garnering revenues topping $170B annually. Volvo’s American division is responsible for the corporation’s operations in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Volvo Truck North America needed a more flexible and robust way to analyze the data for one of its major product lines. To accomplish this, there was need for a new reporting methodology that would consolidate data for the company. The system would have to transform imperfect data from multiple legacy and external sources into an accurate, consolidated view of the business.

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MS Dynamics AX came out as the best enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that could accomplish all of Volvo’s requirements. Before implementing the ERP, Volvo’s business rules and requirements were defined. Sales, customers, and forecast information from existing systems were included in the definition. The goal was to configure Dynamics to be a reporting architecture that would answer operations requirements in the short term and build a “Datamart” to consolidate data in the long run.

Benefits

On implementation of the data warehousing initiative, Volvo was able to save substantial user time in extracting reports. This in turn facilitated better decision making for all business users. Apart from this, it became easy to monitor and measure performance of the corporation at various levels through the inexpensive ERP solution.

Airwave

Airwave is Britain’s public safety communications provider and is the only national digital network dedicated to public safety organizations, including the police, ambulance and fire teams.

The organization underwent a transformation and needed a new-fit purpose business system that would support its future growth as well as improve operations and services. Airwave needed a new ERP system that could manage its procurement, finance, and HR processes.

The organization’s goal was to ensure an efficient operation and maintain an uninterrupted high quality of service to its customers. Moreover, the solution to be adopted needed to be designed and implemented within a short time after selection.

Airwave employed the services of an independent expert consultant to assist them with selecting the right solution.  The consultant recommended MS Dynamics AX and was confident it was robust and scalable to address all the needs of the organization.

Benefits

Airwave commissioned an expert Dynamics AX partner to install the ERP. The ERP system was implemented quickly and effectively. The partner used proven implementation templates that included test scripts, documented processes, and configuration guides. As a result, Airwave’s challenging transformation was completed on time.

On the business side of things, Airwave was able to have a fully integrated system that made it easy for its departments to work in harmony. The financial modules, HR, and procurement processes worked seamlessly, providing a single point of contact that helped to improve employee productivity and reduce errors caused by using different legacy systems.

Implementing MS Dynamics AX 

For successful Dynamics AX implementation, you need the services of a certified and experienced MS partner. The partner you choose should have adequate experience in implementing the solution and should provide pre and post installation support and maintenance to ensure your organization gets value from the ERP. 

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