marketing campaigns, while budgetary tools will support operational
planning. AliMed will use the material requirements planning
functionality for manufacturing and purchasing of inventory.
* Improved integration of data. E-commerce and shipping will be
integrated into AliMed's overall ERP data.
* Better supply chain management. The company will gain improved
inventory control and communication with vendors to help manage
inventory turns, reduce costs and improve customer service.
* Support for the IT department. AliMed anticipates that making
changes and customizing functions will be much easier with the
Microsoft Dynamics solutions than with its previous system.
Moreover, the use of Microsoft products throughout the company eases
IT management. Simpler administration means that individual
departments within the company can assume more ownership and
knowledge of data, allowing IT managers to focus more on support.
"Microsoft Dynamics, in concert with our implementation methodology, provides AliMed with both the technology and road map to implement its business goals in a structured fashion," said Josh Cole, project executive for Crowe Chizek. "As a result, the company will have more reliable data sources, enhanced operations, far less waste, and new procedures and controls."
"AliMed has taken a leading position in gaining substantial business
value from integrating Microsoft Dynamics solutions with a range of other
Microsoft products and specialized software created by Microsoft-certified
providers," said Michael Park, corporate vice president for the U.S.
Dynamics business at Microsoft. "Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft
Dynamics CRM allow businesses of all sizes to be confident that their
technology footing will help them
|SOURCE Microsoft Corp.|
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