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. But it first needed to harmonise its business processes onto a single platform. Given our service offerings and international experience, DGS selected Avanade as a partner to help it upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

“Avanade was great in helping us find the best way and tools to succeed. Their experience was invaluable because we had no previous experience with the cloud.”

Urs Aemisegger Head of IT at DGS


Using a hybrid agile approach, we helped implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations to harmonise its IT landscape and business processes – including finance, supply chain and automotive tasks – on the cloud. The platform also integrates with the company’s manufacturing execution 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.


Today, DGS is two working days faster in closing processes, which means financial managers get the information they need to make better, more qualified decisions two days sooner. Additional benefits include:

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

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