erzeugerring

Cloud-ready in Agricultural Consulting

Erzeugerring Westfalen has gradually optimized its processes with us. The focus was on optimizing the work of field service employees.
Overview:

Our Project with Erzeugerring Westfalen e. G.

Erzeugerring Westfalen e. G. from Senden is a consulting organization for agriculture, with a focus on pig farming. For over 50 years, the Erzeugerring has been providing its customers with expert, practical know-how, helping them optimize processes and overcome challenges.

We have already completed projects together in the past:

  • Introduction of Microsoft Navision 4.0 (2005)

    Back then, the processes at the Erzeugerring were not running smoothly, especially in the area of billing. There was a need for optimization because performance data from field staff was recorded on paper and later digitally entered, leading to delays, errors, and duplicated efforts.

    To address these issues, we jointly introduced Microsoft Navision 4.0.

  • Upgrade to Dynamics NAV (2012)

    In the meantime, several years later, in 2012, an upgrade to Dynamics NAV 2009 was carried out. This was primarily driven by the desire for technical modernization.
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Initial Situation

“Our Dynamics NAV version had become outdated over time and no longer met the current technological capabilities. We wanted to become ‘cloud-ready’ and position ourselves for the future.
We aimed to simplify the work of our field employees by introducing a web client and enabling the use of mobile devices, while also improving travel expense accounting. This involved consolidating relevant information such as performance records, activity logs, and travel routes.

Additionally, we wanted to take the next step towards digitizing our accounting processes. We envisioned automating the booking of our bank statements.”

Challenges/Wishes at a Glance:

  1. Becoming cloud-ready
  2. Improving field staff’s work (web client and mobile solution)
  3. Enhancing travel expense management (consolidating necessary information)
  4. Digitalizing accounting processes (automatic posting of bank statements)
Set Focus:

The Goal

“Our goal was to become ‘cloud-ready’ and future-proof our operations. We focused on mobile devices and process automation.”

Implementation

“The upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central was carried out without major issues. Initially, we faced internal resistance to the acceptance of the web client. After all, the old system was still functioning. However, we were able to address this problem relatively quickly through training and demonstrating the benefits.”

 

Result

“Our expectations were fully met, and we were able to achieve our goals. With the web client, our field staff are more flexible and can access the system anytime. Additionally, our accounting process is now much more efficient with OPplus 365, freeing up time for other tasks. Lastly, in combination with Office 365 and cloud connectivity, we have many new options for internal reporting.”

Key Improvements at a Glance:

  1. Integration of financial accounting and performance tracking
  2. Integration with the cloud
  3. Mobile access to all data while on the go
  4. Utilization of mobile devices
  5. Reduction of manual effort by capturing all data in one place
  6. Automation of accounting processes
“With anaptis, we gained a competent and highly reliable partner company 20 years ago. We particularly appreciate our dedicated contact person, who always strives to find the optimal solution for our processes.”

Stefan Averesch, Accounting, Erzeugerring Westfalen e. G.

Everything at a Glance:

Which Products Were Used?

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the ERP solution to integrate your business areas.
OPplus 365
OPplus 365 is a tool for digital payment processing provided by our partner Continia.
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