With Dynamics AX our processes are completely transparent. “We succeeded in implementing a software system that fulfils our need for maximum flexibility. This is worth its weight in gold, particularly in production planning,” says Ralf Hillebrand, Director of Purchasing, Logistics & IT at Alanod GmbH & Co. KG.
Alanod worked with a heavily customised solution from Baan for about 15 years. Reflecting on this old system Ralf Hillebrand says: “The processes fulfilled our needs, but the high level of customisation made ongoing maintenance impossible”. Due to strong growth in recent years, the old ERP system was running out of steam. In 2010, Alanod reached a point at which the existing software could no longer support business growth. “At that time we decided for an uncompromising new beginning. New enterprise software presents the opportunity to eliminate vulnerabilities and optimise business processes”, explains Ralf Hillebrand. The market consultation began in early 2010 with a long list of requirements.