Columbus has entered an agreement with Daniel Thwaites PLC to support the replacement of Thwaites‘ current systems with a fully integrated ERP system based on Microsoft Dynamics AX2012.
“We operate in a very competitive market, and to remain competitive our business needs access to relevant, accurate and timely information. Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 will enable us to make decisions based on up-to-date analysis, and will help us to streamline our current business processes, and provide the flexibility necessary for our future development. The system will be very user friendly and capable of further development by our own staff, which will provide a very cost effective solution,” says Kevin Wood, Finance Director of Daniel Thwaites PLC.
The implementation of the new ERP system in early 2013 is part of a three year IT strategy set by the management of Daniel Thwaites PLC. The Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 with 160 enterprise users replaces two older ERP systems, a JD Edwards system within the Beer company and Pubs and a Great Plains system running the Hotel and Inns businesses.
“The solution will provide a modern user friendly platform across the whole business which will allow for a deeper integration between trading divisions and allow them to drive scale by optimizing and aligning their processes across the organization,“ says Country Manager, Simon Charlton, Columbus UK.
Columbus is one of the world’s leading suppliers of business solutions to the food and beverage sector and the agreement with Daniel Thwaiters PLC follows a string of sector wins. “We have a clear strategic focus in building targeted solutions to the food and beverage sector, and our ambition is to become the leading solution provider in this area. This agreement is a testament to our focus and commitment on providing world leading solutions to the food and beverage sector”, says CEO Thomas Honoré, Columbus.