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enVista + Microsoft In Action: 3 Case Studies of Operational Transformation

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Technology plays a pivotal role in shaping operations and driving growth and Microsoft remains at the forefront of innovation, offering solutions that transform various industries. In this blog post, we dive into three real-world examples that illustrate how diverse organizations harnessed enVista and Microsoft to drive significant improvements in operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and overall business agility.

Three Microsoft Solution Examples

Example 1: EMCO Corporation

EMCO Corporation is a leading distributor of industrial, plumbing and waterworks products in North America that was experiencing substantial company growth. Facing challenges in optimizing inventory management and order fulfillment processes, EMCO engaged enVista to orchestrate a comprehensive digital transformation leveraging Microsoft’s technology.

Through enVista’s implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales, EMCO achieved substantial results:

Enhanced Inventory Visibility: enVista implemented Microsoft solutions that provided real-time insights into inventory levels, equipping EMCO Corporation with the ability to make informed decisions regarding inventory replenishment and order fulfillment.

Streamlined Order Processing: By integrating Microsoft solutions, enVista streamlined EMCO’s order processing workflows, leading to a reduction in errors and an acceleration of order delivery times.

Efficient Collaboration: enVista facilitated the integration of Microsoft’s collaboration tools, fostering seamless communication and information sharing across EMCO’s organizational landscape. This enhanced collaboration translated into improved teamwork and more effective decision-making processes.

Innovative Solution Customization: enVista worked closely with EMCO Corporation to tailor the digital solution to their specific needs, resulting in a highly efficient and customized system.

This partnership-driven digital transformation led by enVista not only addressed EMCO Corporation’s immediate challenges but also positioned the company for sustained growth and adaptability. 

Download EMCO’s Case Study

Example 2: Global Automotive Parts Distributor

The client is a premier global automotive and industrial replacement parts distributor throughout North America, Europe and the Asian Pacific with a focus on the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials.

Faced with the competitive landscape of the automotive industry, the distributor collaborated with enVista migrate its ERP from Microsoft Dynamics AX to Microsoft Dynamics 365 to support its growth. The partnership with enVista led to significant advancements: 

Optimized Order Fulfillment: enVista harnessed Microsoft solutions to implement intelligent order batching and wave planning. This optimization drastically reduced lead times, enhancing the distributor’s order fulfillment capabilities and improving customer satisfaction.

Real-time Inventory Tracking: Through the integration of RFID technology and enVista’s expertise, the distributor gained the ability to track inventory movement in real time. This heightened visibility translated into accurate stock counts and a reduction in inventory losses.

Seamless Scalability: As the distributor expanded its operations, enVista’s implementation seamlessly scaled to accommodate increased order volumes and the evolving inventory management requirements.

Tailored Solution: enVista worked closely with the distributor to customize the digital solution, ensuring alignment with the distributor’s specific needs and objectives.

The successful implementation of D365 by enVista for a global retail and industrial parts provider resulted in a strong and lasting partnership with Microsoft. Beyond the initial implementation, enVista’s effective approach led to the client adopting D365 in multiple divisions. enVista not only provided continuous 24/7 support and managed services but also facilitated improved business processes, streamlined communication and efficient user onboarding. The partnership enabled the client to benefit from D365’s features, including productivity enhancements, seamless integration with Microsoft products, scalability, modernized ERP capabilities, better customer service and enhanced customer relationship management tools.

Download the Global Automotive Parts Distributor’s Case Study

Example 3: MWCold

Merchandise Warehouse Cold (MWCold) is a third-party warehousing company based in Indiana, specializing in the food, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. MWCold faced difficulties due to multiple data sources lacking standardization, making it challenging to obtain a comprehensive view of warehouse productivity and customer profitability. The company’s primary goal was to establish near real-time reporting capabilities to enhance decision-making and gain a more accurate understanding of its operations.

Leveraging data from MWCold’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, warehouse management system (WMS), timekeeping system, badging system and other data stored within SharePoint, enVista transformed the data for accurate reporting. A data warehouse in SQL Server was created, with Power BI used to extract and visualize data for generating insights. The data warehouse provided daily snapshots of inventory, work type and work hours, offering visibility into team members’ and vendors’ performance.

Unified Data: enVista consolidated ERP, WMS, timekeeping and other data into a SQL server-based warehouse, simplifying productivity and profitability analysis.

Real-time Insights: Timely reporting was provided MWCold with accurate data for informed decisions.  In-depth insights encompassed operations, productivity, customer activity and financials, even down to storage profitability.

Performance Tracking: Daily snapshots of inventory and work data enabled effective team and vendor performance monitoring.

Efficient Power BI Reporting: MWCold streamlined the identification of high/low performers, customized reports and labor management.

This near real-time insight into the operations and financials of its business enable MWCold to make informed decisions based on what is occurring in near real time, while also significantly reducing the time required to analyze and produce statements for the executive team.

Download the MWCold Case Study

Working with a Microsoft Solution Partner is of paramount importance in harnessing the full potential of Microsoft’s technology ecosystem. enVista, a Microsoft Solution Partner – with designations in Business Applications, Data & AI, Digital & App Innovation and Modern Work – possesses the expertise, experience and insights necessary to navigate the intricate landscape of Microsoft solutions. This ensures seamless integration, optimized performance and tailored solutions that align with business goals. Whether it’s implementing cutting-edge tools like Power BI for data visualization or orchestrating comprehensive digital transformations, enVista offers a collaborative approach that empowers businesses to make the most of Microsoft’s suite of technologies.

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