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Case Study

CymSTAR: The Columbus team were able to deliver our solution two weeks ahead of schedule and more than 15 percent under budget

“Not only is our Executive team thrilled, but our founding owners were extremely impressed. They consider this the most successful ERP implementation in the company’s history.”
Carol Wills, Controller, CymSTAR, LLC

Challenges and Solution:

A CymSTAR, a simulation engineering and manufacturing company, needed to upgrade from AX2012 to Microsoft Dynamics 365 to retain their ERP system supportability. They also wanted to integrate budget and forecasting modules to improve project management, forecasting and resourcing.

Columbus helped the company migrate to the cloud and integrate Microsoft Dynamics 365, as well as remove an inventory customization that was affecting inventory visibility and control. The implementation was completed ahead of schedule and 15 percent under budget, and CymSTAR considers this ERP migration the most successful in their history. The company plans to engage with Columbus on a second phase of improvements.

Benefits included:

  • Capacity to track project actuals vs. project budgets for greater accuracy and efficiency
  • Improved forecasting for resources and inventory with enhanced planning and procurement capabilities
  • Greater inventory functionality, with visibility on actual inventory on hand and ability to streamline processes
  • Analytics and intelligence capabilities that position company to reduce information gathering and reporting efforts, implement new forecasting and optimization models, and perform predictive analysis
Organization Size: Medium (50-999 employees)
Industry:Simulation Engineering and Manufacturing
Country: USA
Products and Services: Migration from AX 2012 to Microsoft Dynamics 365

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