International and integrated – Microsoft Dynamics AX Apparel & Textile from AlfaPeople to support fashion manufacturer Ahlers AG business processes in future.
Herford, 25 August 2014 – Never before have we experienced such fast-moving times as today.
Development cycles are accelerating in technology just as in fashion. Investing in highperformance software, which continuously handles complex business processes, is essential in order to remain viable for the future. Fashion company Ahlers was faced with the challenge of renewing their current ERP system – thanks to the amalgamation of Microsoft Dynamics AX with Apparel & Textile, Porini’s industry solution, in future Ahlers will benefit from an internationally operational, fully integrated business application, whose functional scope will support and improve the business processes in a flexible way.
“In our selection process, we conducted a targeted search for a standardized ERP application, which is suited to our industry, and which provides the conditions for internationalisation and is technologically future-proof”, explains Uwe Dubbert, Managing Director, Head of IT/Telecom Services, Ahlers Group. The solutions from Microsoft, Porini and AlfaPeople met all of the presented requirements. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Apparel & Textile will be adopted after being introduced to all the companies in the Ahlers AG group of 8 clothing brands with diverse requirements and 550 users in six major and diverse smaller company sites across Europe.
In addition to comprehensive performance capabilities and factors such as multilingualism and multi-country capability, the user-friendly and simple handling of the ERP software was also particularly convincing. Dubbert continues, “Through the introduction of Microsoft Dynamics AX as an ERP application, we are continually moving our IT into the Windows world, with the familiar and uniform operability and integration with applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook in place, which also presents numerous advantages for our employees.”
Around three years ago at Ahlers, in order to select the ERP solution they began to compare various application systems as part of an initial rough analysis; Dynamics AX quickly emerged as the favourite as regards technology. The decision to introduce Apparel & Textile preceded several months of intensive analysis with the involvement of AlfaPeople. “During this time, effectively we tried out the forth-coming collaboration – we were able to get a precise picture of the AlfaPeople consultants’ industry and IT expertise. Furthermore, it became clear that we work well together.”
Andreas Palsbröker, Managing Partner at AlfaPeople, is proud that his employees’ skills and their industry expertise were once again convincing: He said, “To have won a well -known customer such as Ahlers is a further milestone on our path to becoming a leading international provider of Dynamics AX in the textiles and retail industry.“
About Ahlers: Ahlers AG is one of the largest listed fashion manufacturer with its main focus on men’s fashion in Europe and has been a reliable partner to the small-to-medium-sized and large specialised retail channel for more than 90 years. As an innovative, financially strong company, it can react swiftly and flexibly to the demands of the time and the markets. Baldessarini, Pierre Cardin, Otto Kern, Pioneer Authentic Jeans, Pionier Jeans & Casuals, Pionier Workwear, Jupiter and Gin Tonic count among their brands and they supply high-fashion collections for every occasion and at different pricing levels for the modern man.
Further information at: http://www.ahlers-ag.com
AlfaPeople is one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics partners in the world with more than 400 employees in 14 countries focused on Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM. Companies receive strong standard business solutions and industry-specific functionality to make their solution a perfect fit and deliver competitive advantages. Thousands of successful projects in all industries, for all business models and sizes of business can attest to the performance of Microsoft Dynamics and millions of end-users use Microsoft Dynamics as a tried and trusted solution.
The AlfaPeople Group is one of the top 10 Dynamics partners worldwide and is recognised as a member of the Inner Circle 2014 for Microsoft Dynamics. Since 2005, AlfaPeople belongs to the Microsoft President‘s Club’.