Encory may be a young company, but it’s already well ahead of the game in terms of technology and vision. Launched as an equal joint venture of BMW Group and ALBA Group, the Germany-based organization develops logistics and consulting solutions for reusing and remanufacturing auto parts.
Considerations about Encory’s IT infrastructure were a major factor in the company’s initial formation. Leadership wanted to build Encory’s technological foundation on the best, most-scalable cloud platform on the market, one that could be implemented and customized quickly and easily without the limitations of physical infrastructure. They also wanted to attract and retain talented employees who could be empowered and engaged to help build an exciting new operation from the ground up. To do this, the company set out to create an innovative, modern workplace experience with the tools in place for success.
“We needed a system that was capable of an international rollout. … Microsoft Dynamics 365 was by far the most flexible for what we needed.”
Encory found what it was looking for in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations platform, which offers a complete range of integrated solutions and cloud capabilities. Starting from scratch, the priority was getting an ERP system in place to manage operations across the business, so Encory tapped Avanade to implement the solution.
The project team began by identifying the most critical processes that would need to be supported by the Dynamics 365 platform. As a new company, getting the sales and finance departments up and running was the obvious place to start. This was completed in less than four months, and the solution could quickly be used to manage invoices and collect payments. Subsequent phases of the rollout evolved — as needed — from there. The platform now includes modules for procurement, logistics and warehouse management, and has been integrated with Dynamics 365 CRM and Microsoft Office 365.
Since implementing Dynamics 365, Encory has:
- Experienced accelerated growth.
- Gained a cost-efficient, highly responsive and evergreen workplace platform that offers the agility and freedom it needs to respond to changing market conditions and offer new solutions to consumers.
- Recognized that combining the right technology, operations and employee experience will drive efficiency and productivity, and will help define its workplace as a creator of sustainable business value.
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