About the Customer
UmbraGroup is a cutting-edge manufacturing company in the aeronautics and industrial sectors. It is the world leader in the production of recirculating ballscrews in the aeronautics sector. UmbraGroup, moreover, has recently strengthened its position in the supply of products aimed at the energy market.
Scope and Challenges
Migrating to the cloud with Microsoft Dynamics 365’s enterprise resource platform (ERP) is a smart, strategic move to help ensure the long-term health of the company.
UmbraGroup needed a modern ERP system as innovative as the Group is, so they made the switch to a cloud solution with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations. Moving to the cloud is a major step for the company to stay competitive, further concentrate on adding value, and continuously increase the quality of the products.
Outcome and Implications
By deploying Dynamics 365 in the cloud, the company benefits from predictable IT costs compared to the variable costs of the on-premises solution. With a cloud solution, the company also ensures that its five facilities remain cohesive and up-to-date no matter where they are in the world.
The new system does not affect the customizations that the company had already applied to its existing AX deployment, which reduces the effort needed to get up and running quickly and stay up-to-date as new versions are released. Having ERP in the cloud means that the company sees improvements in the quality of work while it also automates deploying and managing IT infrastructure.
The improved mobility that the new system enables through cloud access will make it much easier for internal sales personnel, external distributors, and the management team to track customer and sales activities and analyze key performance indicator (KPI) data.
UmbraGroup’s employees can easily access data from all operating units in real time, rather than manually search for information while switching among multiple applications or checking with colleagues through email and phone calls. specially critical to UmbraGroup’s business processes is the ability to gain additional insights into its operations.
Additionally, Umbra Group transformed their BI & Analytics process by selecting Microsoft Power BI. Furthermore, Umbra Group improved Content Management by selecting Microsoft Office 365.
”In the future, UmbraGroup is aiming to use Dynamics 365 for Operations as its global HR software to track employee performance and manage talent, in addition to planning and implementing product changes with engineering change management. For now, though, UmbraGroup is already reaping the benefits of its worldwide consolidation efforts. “Everything starts with integration. It’s the basis of collaboration and key to our success,” said Bonora.
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