microsoft dynamics 365

5
Mar

Reasons to Trust Merit Solutions for your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Upgrade

Are you using Microsoft Dynamics AX and considering making the move to the cloud and Microsoft Dynamics 365? You probably already know this – but the best platform in the world is rendered useless if it is not implemented correctly and adopted by your employees.

But how do you know which partner to work with? How do you find the right mix of quality, price, and culture fit? How do you find the company that will help you get the most value from your investments?

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28
Feb

Microsoft Dynamics 365: What You Need to Know

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is an application for businesses that combines CRM and ERP capabilities and other features to break down data silos and make your business more efficient and productive. It runs in the cloud, lowering your total cost of ownership and making it an excellent complement to Microsoft’s other cloud solutions.

Moreover, Dynamics 365 isn’t just for the marketing or finance department – its functionality spans teams across the company. Read on to learn what Dynamics 365 does and what advantages it has over its competitors.

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21
Feb

How Can Microsoft Help You with Your Digital Transformation?

There are many people in the enterprise who scoff at the term “digital transformation.” However, they ignore the fact that digital transformation is already taking place. They’ll be left behind if they don’t embrace technological changes that enable them to be more efficient and productive.

Microsoft offers a number of services that will help you undergo a digital transformation so that you can remain competitive in the marketplace – read on to learn which offerings might be right for you.

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18
Jul

V&V Supremo Foods Implements Microsoft Dynamics 365 to Support Steady Growth

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Expected to Reduce Costs and Enable Profitable Growth for Decades at V&V Supremo

V&V Supremo Foods, Inc. (V&V Supremo) is a Chicago based food company. Their story may well qualify as a textbook example of the American Dream come true. Start up capital to do something on their own consisted of $500 that founders had saved from various work. Half a century later, their logo would attain icon status in the Midwest and all around United States.

Disparate Systems Could No Longer Support Growth

Fast Facts

Industry:
Food and Beverage

Location:
Chicago, IL

Existing Systems:
Multiple, Including
Dynamics GP

Evaluated Systems:
Microsoft Dynamics 365,
SAP, Infor

System Selected:
Microsoft Dynamics 365

THE SITUATION

When you are an award winning industry leader in the fastest growing food category in both the retail and food service categories – growth is expected. For Chicago-based V&V Supremo Foods – a 50-year old producer of premium, all natural, authentic Mexican style food products – growth was also stressful.

Since being founded in 1964 by two Mexican (Michoacán) natives, V&V Supremo’s visionary fervor has allowed the company to progress significantly over the years by continually providing new products, improved service, and meticulous quality control. This progress has also introduced a number of business systems into the organization, leading to high IT costs, infrastructure complexity, and diminished trust in data consistency and reliability.

“V&V Supremo has experienced steady growth over the past five years and we have planned an aggressive and exciting expansion strategy for the future,” comments Dan Caithamer, CFO of V&V Supremo. “While we remain committed to our values of quality, consistency, and tradition through state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and progressive business practices, it became evident that we needed to invest into new digital technologies.”


Microsoft Dynamics 365

MERIT’S SOLUTION

After a rigorous evaluation process that included reviews of SAP and Infor – V&V Supremo ultimately chose to implement the industry leading Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform with Merit Solutions.

Executives preferred Microsoft Dynamics 365 over SAP / Infor because the platform provided:

  • the best 5-year total cost of ownership.

  • a streamlined, easier implementation model.

  • greater flexibility to support the company’s specific business operations.

  • a more modern technology stack that integrated the worlds of ERP, CRM, BI, IoT, and mobile.

  • a strong product roadmap.

V&V Supremo also had extremely high confidence in Merit Solutions and trusted our methodology and ability to deliver an end-to-end solution that provided the greatest value and competitive advantage.

When asked about selecting Merit Solutions for their Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation, Caithamer comments: “Merit Solutions has demonstrated a strong commitment to our success dating back to our initial discussion with their team. We believe they provide our organization with value we couldn’t match elsewhere: a strong implementation process, expertise in dealing with FDA government regulations, and the ability to serve as our sole partner for our end-to-end digital technology needs.”


Benefits:

During their implementation, V&V Supremo will benefit from using Rapid365 as the foundation for their platform. Rapid365 is a pre-configured, best practices and rapid deployment offering for Microsoft Dynamics 365 that was developed by Merit Solutions based on almost 20 years of experience implementing ERP solutions. Rapid365 will enable V&V Supremo to get up and running with less time, risk, and spend than using a blank-slate ERP implementation model.

Following implementation of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform, V&V Supremo expects to:

  • Support growth initiatives without dramatic personnel changes.

  • Improve decisions and increase speed with one source of data.

  • Improve operating intelligence using the BI, IoT, Machine Learning, and mobile capabilities.

  • Reduce IT costs and complexity by narrowing to a single system / vendor.

  • Grow well beyond current sales, using the system for the next 20 years.

  • Continuously identify areas to increase value, quality, and safety for customers.

“It is an exciting time to be a part of the rapidly growing V&V Supremo family – the oldest Hispanic family-run cheese manufacturer in the US,” concludes Caithamer. “Every day, I am honored to work with such a highly talented team that is motivated and committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations and needs. By implementing the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform, we hope to provide these team members with the tools and data they need to drive our growth and success for decades to come.”

VV Supremo Chooses Microsoft Dynamics 365


Trust Merit Solutions with your Digital Transformation.

  Manufacturing Experience

We have been implementing, integrating, and customizing ERP and mobile applications for manufacturing organizations for more than 18 years.

  We Know FDA Requirements

We have deep experience implementing in FDA regulated industries, including Food and Beverage and Life Sciences.

  We Know Support

Our MeritCare team has been providing clients with issue resolution, ongoing support, cloud managed services and systems optimization for years.

  Proven Implementation Methodology

We have a proven implementation methodology – both for enterprise transformations and rapid, pre-configured, and best practices deployments.


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If you're interested in learning more about Microsoft Dynamics 365, Rapid365, MAXLife, or mobile applications for the Life Sciences Industry - please contact us now!

10
Jul

Technology and Services Provider Implements Dynamics 365 To Drive Growth

Technology and Services Provider Implements Dynamics 365 To Drive Growth

This confidential organization is the industry-leading global innovator of software and technology solutions for producers, suppliers, contractors and haulers of ready-mixed concrete, concrete products, aggregate, asphalt, and cement. The company has approximately twenty distinct product lines, subsets of which are available in worldwide markets via thirteen global offices and counting over 600 employees.



Fast Facts

Industry:
Software

Location:
Alabama

Existing Systems:
NetSuite, AX, GP

Evaluated Systems:
Microsoft Dynamics 365, NetSuite

System Selected:
Microsoft Dynamics 365

THE SITUATION

Due to the various businesses that this organization had acquired or built over the last 15 years, employees and executives were struggling navigating among three different ERP environments. Customer-facing systems were fragmented, slow, and contained poorly structured data. Employees faced time-consuming manual processes in order to effectively access customer data, service customers, and provide solutions. The company was growing and so were operating costs. The disparate business systems put additional strain on the organization’s ability to drive profitable growth. Executives ultimately made the decision to implement a new, unified, and modern ERP system with the hopes of replacing most of their overlapping and/or disconnected systems with one common toolset that will allow all employees globally to have access to all relevant data and better service their customers.


Disparate Systems Could No Longer Support Growth

Microsoft Dynamics AX for Pharmaceuticals

MERIT’S SOLUTION

The company narrowed its vendor search to two platforms – NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics 365. Microsoft Dynamics 365 was chosen because it “checked off” more crucial system requirements out-of-the-box than NetSuite – including a 360 degree view of the customer, contact / case management, financial management, licensing, invoicing, opportunity management, catalog management, order fulfillment, and more. Executives also had concerns about the NetSuite roadmap with the recent acquisition by Oracle- while they had high confidence in Merit Solutions’ ability to implement, train, and support Dynamics 365 internationally. The client also put trust in our responsiveness, strong implementation background, quality of the proposed project team, and corporate transparency.


Expected Benefits:

  Implement a single source of data across global operations.

  Get a single, 360 degree view of critical customer data.

  Streamline and automate manual and inefficient processes.

  Improve the customer experience and increase value.

  Streamline software license management and improve invoice accuracy.

  Improve decisions with real-time, actionable data intelligence.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Improve Decision Making


Trust Merit Solutions with your Digital Transformation.

  Proven Experience

We have been successfully implementing, integrating, and customizing ERP and mobile applications for more than 18 years.

  Global Resources

We have resources located across the globe that collaborate and consistently deliver global implementations with high satisfaction rates.

  We Know Support

Our MeritCare team has been providing clients with issue resolution, ongoing support, managed and systems optimization services for years.

  Proven Implementation Methodology

We have a proven implementation methodology – both for enterprise transformations and rapid, pre-configured, and best practices deployments.


Contact Us Today

If you're interested in learning more about Microsoft Dynamics 365, Rapid365, MAXLife, or mobile applications for the Life Sciences Industry - please contact us now!