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myERPcloud Announces Strategic Microsoft Dynamics AX Cloud ERP Software Solutions

One-stop shop for 30-day trials of ERP and CRM solutions

San Diego, CA: PR Web – RoseASP, one of Southern California’s largest providers of hosted Microsoft Dynamics solutions, today announced myERPcloud™ will offer Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions for Supply-Chain Management and Manufacturing. Through partnerships with TDCI, the 2012 Microsoft Dynamics ISV Partner of the Year for United States, and Blue Horseshoe Solutions, the 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Industry Partner of the Year, myERPcloud will make preconfigured on-demand ERP cloud solutions available for trial to help evaluate customizable manufacturing suites and supply-chain management software. The myERPcloud 30 Day Free Trial site featuring Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV and CRM will launch later next month to the public.

myERPcloud will showcase BuyDesign from TDCI in a demo instance dedicated for Dynamics AX Manufacturing. BuyDesign is a Product Configurator and Guided Selling solution that helps manufacturers and their distributors streamline the buying process for customized products. BuyDesign provides a web-based modular application for guided product selection and configuration, product visualization, quoting and ordering, drawing and data generation, consumer interest creation, and more.

myERPcloud will showcase Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX from Blue Horseshoe Solutions in a demo instance dedicated for Microsoft Dynamics AX Supply Chain and Distribution. The entire Supply Chain Suite for Microsoft Dynamics AX includes Warehousing for Dynamics AX (WAX), Transportation for Dynamics AX (TRAX), Business Intelligence As A Service (BIAS), and Vendor Portal (VP) provides industry-specific functionality directly into the business layer of Dynamics AX’s architecture for superior performance.

“myERPcloud is a great example of how partners work together in the channel to showcase and deliver Microsoft Dynamics Cloud solutions and with the option of deploying either in the cloud or on-premise,” said Noman Akhtar, General Manager – ERP Products U.S., Microsoft Corporation. “Combining full-service partner hosting at a low monthly subscription with deep industry expertise and our feature-rich hosted ERP Microsoft Dynamics products is a very attractive offer that I expect will resonate very well with our target customers and enable our partner channel to deliver quickly and efficiently.”

The myERPcloud service has been developed by RoseASP, a division of Rose Business Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner and Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Excellence Partner of the Year Finalist – 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics ERP Cloud Partner of the Year – 2011.

About RoseASP

RoseASP is a leading provider of hosted Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM applications. Since 2000, it has hosted systems for small and mid-sized companies and a growing number of Microsoft Partners around the world. With a highly skilled and experienced team of experts in hosting financial and accounting systems, related modules, and other third-party systems leveraging knowledge for customer success, RoseASP is committed to customer service. For more information about RoseASP, visit www.roseasp.com.

About Microsoft Dynamics
Microsoft Dynamics is a line of easy-to-use, integrated and adaptable ERP and CRM applications that enable business decision-makers to quickly respond to market shifts, take advantage of new trends, increase their competitive edge and drive business success. Microsoft Dynamics solutions are delivered through a world-class network of reselling partners providing specialized services and additional innovation to help customers excel in their industries.

Blue Horseshoe named as 2012 Microsoft President’s Club Member and finalist for Microsoft Dynamics ISV of the Year Award

[Carmel, IN — July 23, 2012] Blue Horseshoe, a North American based enterprise & supply chain solution services firm, today announced it has been named as a 2012 Microsoft President’s Club Member, as well as a finalist for the Microsoft Dynamics Regional ISV of the Year (United States) Award. The Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year awards demonstrate exceptional business success by optimizing the use of Microsoft Dynamics to deliver innovative solutions that exceed customer expectations and surpass business goals.

Award finalists and winners were recognized at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012, the company’s annual premier partner event, which took place this year in Toronto.

The Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club honors high-performing Microsoft Dynamics partners with commitments to customers that are reflected in their business success and growth. This prestigious group represents the top 5 percent of Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide. Membership is granted based on their continual, committed efforts aimed at offering solutions that meet the needs of their customers.

Microsoft Corp. honored 26 of its partners from around the world with the 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Regional Partner of the Year awards. Regional winners and finalists were chosen from the following regions: Asia-Pacific, Canada, China, Central and Eastern Europe, France, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Western Europe.

Award finalists were selected based on their strong business performance and dedication to delivering solutions that meet diverse customer needs. Several key criteria were considered in selecting Microsoft Dynamics Certified Partners for the special recognition, including outstanding sales performance, thorough technological expertise on Microsoft Dynamics products and services, and feedback from Microsoft team members.

“We are honored to receive these prestigious recognitions by Microsoft Corp. Blue Horseshoe is committed to delivering superior products, and is dedicated to driving innovation, creating value, and improving business results for our clients across the globe.” said Chris Cason, President of Blue Horseshoe.

“Blue Horseshoe has demonstrated leadership within the Microsoft Dynamics partner community by assisting customers with the design and deployment of innovative solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics,” said Doug Kennedy, vice president, Microsoft Dynamics Partners and Support Services. “Its exemplary level of service to our customers and the value that its solutions provide contribute to the overall success of Microsoft Dynamics. We thank Blue Horseshoe for its support.”

Blue Horseshoe was also recently named as the Winner of the 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Industry Partner of the Year Award. Blue Horseshoe selects and implements ERP and SCM solutions throughout North America, Latin America, and Europe. Blue Horseshoe’s team of experts help businesses to grow and improve by applying practical and economical tier one solutions with a specific focus on Microsoft Dynamics AX.

In addition, Blue Horseshoe has developed several comprehensive solutions designed to extend the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics AX. The Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX provides “best-of-breed” capabilities around Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, and Supplier Management; all embedded within the Microsoft Dynamics AX framework to create a single Enterprise Distribution Platform.

Blue Horseshoe’s Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX was the first US based partner to receive CfMD for Dynamics AX 2012 in the US and second to receive CfMD globally.

Optimized operations and enhanced customer satisfaction for national transportation and warehousing giant

The Client

Biagi Bros. is a national transportation and warehousing company based in Napa, Calif. The company operates more than 270 trucks and 750 trailers involved in national inter/intrastate dedicated, dry, liquid, bulk & common freight carrier transportation.

Primarily associated with the food and beverage industry, the family-owned and operated freight logistics and 3PL company has 16 warehouse facilities strategically located throughout the United States. Biagi operates over 3 million square feet of food-grade warehouse space and a work force of more than 600 employees.

For additional information about Biagi Bros. visit www.biagibros.com

Their Challenge

Biagi Bros. has enjoyed steady growth over the years, and like many growing companies, they discovered the need for changes to their systems and processes in order to operate more efficiently. The increase in the amount of data collected, and the company’s manual systems had made tracking orders time consuming and labor intensive, resulting in inefficiency and lost revenue.

The company was operating two separate systems (Vilden and Lawson), which made upgrades very challenging while also keeping up with the growing business. With their previous WMS, the company did not have the capabilities for system directed put-away or picking. Without full end-to-end lot control, performing a product recall for a customer was extremely difficult and time consuming. An entire corporate function was dedicated to Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) compliance and tracking, and all warehouse functions were paper-based. Consistency between warehouses became a growing concern, and standardization of warehouse processes and billing was essential.

Revenue opportunities were being lost by not being able to accurately capture charges for special services, such as filling out required export forms for customers. Special orders had to be added manually by employees, and were often simply overlooked or omitted due to time constraints.

The Solution

Working closely with the Biagi Bros.’ leadership team, Blue Horseshoe developed a comprehensive strategy to improve operations within its corporate offices and warehouse facilities. The strategy included implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX, a leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and two module solutions from Blue Horseshoe’s Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX:

WAX, a Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) module solution, adds the best possible fulfillment services without the need for a separate Warehouse Management System. WAX provides Biagi with full warehouse management functionality including system directed put-away, RF functionality and license plate tracking. Inventory accuracy has been improved, leading to easier warehouse functions such as system directed picking. Best practices are now able to be shared and executed across warehouse locations leading to the standardization of warehouse process. Allowing for the differentiation in various types of picking work, Biagi now has the sales opportunity to charge different rates based on the complexity of the picking process. Documents are now in compliance, leading to less corporate monitoring and manual work to satisfy industry requirements.

BIAS integrates seamlessly into Dynamics AX providing real-time data for fulfillment invoicing, freight reconciliation and carrier performance. Using several engines to aggregate and consolidate information from multiple data sources, BIAS provides a more efficient method to summarize and assign pricing rules across all warehouses. As additional warehouses adopt the WAX capabilities, warehouse services pricing can be standardized across the entire enterprise. Monthly billing tasks are now automated, allowing users to focus their attention on providing more value-add services to their clients.

The combined functionality of these solutions also specifically addresses the missed special services charges. Dynamics AX allows for predefined special services to appear on Special Orders and Purchase Orders, WAX tracks the type of picking and BIAS pulls out daily transactional activities into a pool, reconciles and analyzes data at the end of month, and creates a billing batch that interfaces back to AX to create accounts receivable entries. Additionally, Blue Horseshoe enabled a transaction in BIAS to capture all export special orders at the end of the month and price detail auto input the service item.

The Results

  • Real-Time, global view of business operations
  • “One Version of the Truth”
  • Improved profit & loss visibility (“Found” revenue-approx. $3,000/mth in missed fees)
  • External customer portal (providing customers real-time inventory & order status)
  • Real-time, bin-level inventory visibility & lot tracking
  • Customized special transaction functionality
  • Reductions in manual processes & labor costs
  • Increased accuracy (Little disruption to the operation; go-live was during the busiest month in Biagi’s history)
  • Process automation (significantly reducing the billing cycle)
  • System directed put-away capabilities
  • Rules-based picking
  • TTB compliant Bills of Lading & reporting
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction

“We selected Blue Horseshoe because the company has an impressive track record of implementing solutions across a number of different industries and verticals. It’s been truly amazing to see what a difference a complete financial and warehouse management system makes…We were very pleased with how smoothly the Go-live went.” Nick Biagi – Director of IT, Biagi Bros

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Join us at Convergence 2012. Extend the power of Dynamics AX with Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX

Microsoft Convergence 2012Blue Horseshoe- Booth #1852
Convergence 2012
March 18-21 – Houston, Texas

Join us at Convergence 2012 for an inside look at our advanced Supply Chain Management solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX

  • Warehouse Management
  • Transportation Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Business Intelligence

Why Blue Horseshoe?

Blue Horseshoe is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with extensive experience in everything from Dynamics AX upgrades to global system implementation. Our team takes an in-depth look at your critical business and IT system issues; identifying areas for the greatest ROI, determining ways to improve your business processes, and leveraging both existing and new innovation technologies.

  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • Microsoft President’s Club member-Top 5% of Dynamics Partners Worldwide
  • 1st US Partner Certified (CfMD 2012)- Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX – Certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • Distribution Solution Center founding member
  • Microsoft Advisor Council Member
  • Certified & Experienced in Dynamics AX-Implementations, Upgrades, & Support
  • Strategic Relationship w/Microsoft R&D
  • 1st Successful Partner to Implement Microsoft Dynamics AX & Manhattan Assoc. – WMS
  • ISV Certified
  • Cross-Trained ERP & Supply Chain Consultants-One of the largest full-time, cross-trained, and certified Dynamics AX consulting teams in North America
  • Global Client Base including…Dallas Cowboys, DuBois, Amalie Oil, Bank of America, Patron Spirits & many more!
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