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Business Situation

DGS is an innovative and international manufacturer of complex, high-quality die casting components with locations in Switzerland, China and the Czech Republic. For more than a decade, it was running an ERP system with different setups in each location, which was inefficient to maintain. The company’s leadership wanted greater financial overview and control so it could improve efficiencies across its production sites. It first needed to harmonise its business processes onto a single platform.

“The combination of strategic consulting and technological know-how was the success factor for this project. With this knowledge and background, Avanade presented us with a project approach and led us to a solution in a structured manner within the framework of a hybrid, agile approach.”

Urs Aemisegger Head of IT, DGS

Solution

Given our service offerings, international experience and longstanding partnership, DGS worked with Avanade to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 on the Microsoft Azure platform. Using a hybrid agile approach, we helped implement Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations to harmonise its IT landscape and business processes – including finance and supply chain – in the cloud. The platform also integrates with the company’s production control systems to help improve data quality and ensure proper processes. This information is significantly more accurate, because it flows directly from about half of the company’s equipment into the ERP systems and platforms.

Results

The new ERP system has made DGS’s processes much more efficient and sped up the delivery of information, which means financial managers get the information they need to make better, more informed decisions as much as two days earlier than before. Additional benefits include:

  • Operational efficiency and agility
  • Improved budgeting
  • Enhanced reporting and controlling capabilities

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