Software solutions for wholesale distributors: New Zealand´s EDL-Group bets on Microsoft Dynamics AX for its future ERP strategy

Dynamics AX partner Würth Phoenix is successfully operating in Down Under with its industry solution Trade+

International ERP experience in wholesale distribution: Würth Phoenix Group (PresseBox) ( Bolzano, )
The fact that every enterprises competitiveness depends increasingly on the application of modern software solutions by the passing of the years became more and more evident also to EDL Fasteners. The prosperous company based in Auckland/New Zealand is the major supplier of stainless steel fastening elements for the whole Australian production, transportation and building industry. To EDL it was obvious that the global competition from low-cost countries made it necessary to speed up its business by providing completely integrated processes throughout the whole supply chain.

Against this background, the currently used ERP solution was lacking primarily in the area of reporting processes. The system could not provide the management board with either detailed analysis on inventory nor with a significant comparison about the current order situation of a special product group among all branch offices. Important decisions could only be made with several time delays, resources therefore not be used at their best.

Although the market situation was difficult, EDL decided to go forward and invest in a renewal of their whole business application infrastructure. Internal workflows had to be scaled, the operational efficiency enhanced and information transparency improved throughout all business areas. Moreover EDL focused mostly on standardization. All company processes had to be set on one single platform, the uphold of isolated applications at different locations should be avoided.

Based on this strategy a new strongly connected homogenized reporting was intended to reach an improved quality level and accuracy in all business intelligence agendas so to enhance productivity for several controlling issues.
After a detailed selection process and a precise assessment of the various offers, EDL finally came to a decision: the company was convinced that by implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX and Würth Phoenix´s industry solution WÜRTHPHOENIX Trade+ it would be best able to successfully meet the ambitious requirements of a global competition environment and to cover satisfactorily the increasing demands on delivery time and service quality.

EDL´s choice proved to be right afterwards too: Trade+ covers the majority of EDL´s requirements. Expensive development efforts for individual customizations became only marginally necessary. This way EDL got also the adequate solution concerning questions and uncertainties on the future investment security by an issue-free upgrade ability. Moreover just a short period after the go live, all important reports with WÜRTHPHOENIX Trade+ could be created faster without any big efforts in gathering information from the various locations.

Beside a large coverage of all necessary functionalities, also the vast experience of the project people and their way of managing complex software projects were a decisive criteria that reconfirmed EDL in their decision. Several consultants of Würth Phoenix proved to be absolute professionals by their wide experiences in international roll-outs as well as their broad industry know-how.
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