Transforming for efficiency and growth – with Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management
Nabuurs Supply Chain Solutions is a specialist in providing integral logistics solutions for Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies. Nabuurs provides its clients with efficiency, cost savings and competitive advantage by offering tailor-made logistics services, including distribution, warehousing and co-packing.
Mariska de Wildt is the head of IT and projects at Nabuurs. In the seven years she has been with the company – the last year and a half as General Manager IT & Projects – this dynamic technology enthusiast has managed the successful implementation of technological solutions, including those of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management.
“We intentionally opted for a standard system in the cloud, which generates updates periodically.” – Mariska de Wildt, General Manager IT & Projects at Nabuurs
The beginning of the transformation: Nabuurs and Dynamics 365
Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management is an essential part of the day-to-day operations at Nabuurs. ‘We primarily use the financial part of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for accounting,’ Mariska explains.
Nabuurs has benefited in multiple ways from the choice for Dynamics 365. The major benefit is the integration of various business processes into a single platform, so that Nabuurs can get a centralised and consolidated picture of business operations, with more efficient and more effective management as a result.
Nabuurs selected this ERP system deliberately, also to meet their wish to get rid of bespoke systems. Mariska: ‘We intentionally opted for a standard system in the cloud, which generates updates periodically.’ The team considered the transition to Microsoft Dynamics 365 a crucial step in their strategy to leave legacy systems behind and embrace the newest technologies. Thanks to the periodic updates, they can rest assured that the system will always be up to date.
The challenge at implementation – Focus Enterprise Solutions as a cornerstone
The implementation of a new ERP system is never a flawless affair. Mariska admits that the implementation process was intense: ‘The implementation was quite a tough process, but now everybody is very satisfied with the system; it’s a joy to work with.’
Focus Enterprise Solutions was a partner Mariska was familiar with from previous work experiences. Engaging them for the implementation of Dynamics 365 at Nabuurs was a logical choice. ‘We have two application specialists on my team who are responsible for Dynamics,’ Mariska says. ‘They closely cooperated with the Focus Enterprise Solutions consultants to solve problems.’
And successfully, Mariska says. ‘Implementing ERP without any glitches is impossible, so in this process we also had some challenges, which we coped with together. With cooperation and perseverance and the help of open communication, we managed to find the right solutions to these issues. There is still some room for improvement here and there, for instance with the invoice processing solution. We have not put it to optimum use yet, but we make these improvements together, and we have a lot of confidence in our cooperation with Focus Enterprise Solutions.’
“Implementing ERP without any glitches is impossible, so in this process we also had some challenges, which we coped with together. With cooperation and perseverance and the help of open communication, we managed to find the right solutions to these issues.” – Mariska de Wildt, General Manager IT & Projects at Nabuurs
A look ahead: a partnership for the future
Nabuurs is set to take the next steps in its digitalisation process with the successful implementation of Dynamics 365. ‘We are now taking the step towards Power BI, to more data analytics and more data-driven decisions. We also want to set up Extended Banking. We have laid the foundation, and now it is time to optimise.’
With Dynamics 365, Nabuurs has a system that seamlessly integrates with their existing workflows and processes. Thanks to its flexible and scalable nature, Dynamics 365 can grow and evolve along with Nabuurs.
Mariska emphasises Nabuurs’ ambition: ‘As a logistics service provider, we want to be the best. To be the best you have to be the frontrunner and never stop innovating or improving. This is why Focus Enterprise Solutions is a good partner for us.’
Nabuurs and Dynamics 365: a success story
The story of Nabuurs and Dynamics 365 is a story of transformation and growth, fostered by a clear vision and strong partnerships. The close collaboration with Focus Enterprise Solutions and the implementation of Dynamics 365 enabled Nabuurs to improve their accounting and transport management processes and enhance efficiency.
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‘As a logistics service provider, we want to be the best. To be the best you have to be the frontrunner and never stop innovating or improving. This is why Focus Enterprise Solutions is a good partner for us.’