Global Humanitarian Organization World Vision Now Live on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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Microsoft Dynamics solution provider Ignify teams with World Vision Mongolia to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX upgrade.

Microsoft Dynamics solution provider Ignify teams with World Vision Mongolia to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX upgrade.

Microsoft Dynamics solution provider Ignify teams with World Vision Mongolia to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX upgrade.

“With our Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 upgrade, World Vision Mongolia is able to further extend our outreach with enhanced inventory management and item procurement processes.” - Vincent Edwards, National Director at World Vision, Mongolia

Leading ERP, CRM, Point of Sale, and eCommerce solution provider Ignify is pleased to announce its continued partnership with humanitarian organization World Vision International in implementing its Mongolia division’s upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. World Vision serves about 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the globe, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Ignify has worked with several different World Vision divisions on Microsoft Dynamics AX implementations, specifically Mongolia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Somalia, and Zambia.

“The non-profit sector values cost-efficiency and timeliness more than most other industries since each dollar saved can be used to support the most vulnerable,” said Vincent Edwards, National Director at World Vision, Mongolia. “With our Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 upgrade, World Vision Mongolia is able to further extend our outreach with enhanced inventory management and item procurement processes.”

Before 2010, World Vision had some issues with their manual supply chain management system. Communication problems between area development programs (ADPs) and the national office were common, which resulted in some negative audits, incorrect purchase orders and purchase requisitions. In 2010, Ignify implemented World Vision Mongolia’s first instance of Microsoft Dynamics AX to handle these issues more effectively.

With Microsoft Dynamics AX, World Vision gained tighter control over managing donations and Gifts-in-Kind supplies, enabling team members to quickly put in requests for certain items, receive approval of the request after checking for availability and location, and then have the items issued from the warehouse to the team members.

With the help of Ignify, World Vision adapted Microsoft Dynamics AX purchase requisition functionality to fulfill an item requisition process that is similar, but completely different, from that of a traditional business. Inventory transfers are used to manage inventory from the country office to the area development offices, and the sales order and purchase order functionality in Microsoft Dynamics AX is used to relive and consume inventory. Supplies are issued through sales orders while donations are received through the purchase order functionality.

This better understanding of which items are needed, and where items are located, ensures that both resources and staff time are budgeted appropriately.

New functionality that is now live in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 includes:

  • Inventory management including implementation of full FIFO inventory valuation method, inventory item movement, and regular inventory cycle counts.
  • Budgeting and procurement planning based on the customizations developed for World Vision Bangladesh.
  • Migrating printout reports from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

“Ignify is very proud to work with an organization that provides relief to millions of people worldwide,” said Sandeep Walia, Chief Executive Officer of Ignify. “Being able to support World Vision’s remarkable humanitarian achievements and goals means a great deal to the Ignify team, and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

About Ignify
Ignify is winner/finalist of the Worldwide Microsoft Partner Award in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010, and offers eCommerce, ERP, CRM, Order Management and POS solutions based on the Microsoft Dynamics line of products. Ignify has been included as the fastest growing business in North America for seven years in a row by Deloitte, Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. Ignify has team members worldwide including Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Nashville, Phoenix, Toronto, Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Pune, Bangalore, and Bangkok. For more information, visit http://www.ignify.com or call 888 IGNIFY5. Follow Ignify on Twitter @ignifydax, @ignifyecommerce, and @ignifymscrm, or read its blog at blog.ignify.com.

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