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Data Masons Welcomes Microsoft Dynamics AX EDI Customer Fifth Sun

From Dennis Bruce, Director, Business Development: Data Masons welcomes Fifth Sun as a new customer who purchased the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX Vantage Point EDI solution in April 2012 as part of their AX 2012 implementation. Fifth Sun, located in Chico, CA is a

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Data Masons Welcomes Microsoft Dynamics AX EDI Customer LaCrosse Footwear

Data Masons welcomes LaCrosse Footwear as a new customer who purchased Vantage Point EDI for Microsoft Dynamics AX in March 2012.

Headquartered in Portland, OR, LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. (Nasdaq: BOOT) is a leading developer and marketer of premium, branded-footwear for dedicated work and outdoor users. The Company’s trusted Danner® and LaCrosse® brands are sold through a network of specialty retailers and distributors in North America, Europe and Asia. The Vantage Point EDI for Dynamics AX solution will delivers an integrated EDI solution that will quickly allow the company to manage current trading partner requirements and extend their growing partner network with confidence.

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Integrated EDI for Microsoft Dynamics: The Must-have Accessory for Apparel and Footwear Companies

From ERP & EDI Expert, Glenn McPeak: When it comes to implementing Microsoft Dynamics ERP into the fashion apparel and footwear industry, most companies face the same critical operational issues – profit pressure from operational costs and managing complex global supply chain delivery systems. Companies are further challenged with a 24/7/365 business cycle, controlling inventory and unnecessary labor costs, such as data entry, that add no value to the goods being delivered.

One technology that can address these challenges is a strong integrated EDI solution. The right EDI solution will drive significant reductions in overhead costs, error reduction and simplification of tasks surround supply chain execution. Microsoft Dynamics ERP users can gain a competitive advantage by introducing…

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Profiles in Successful EDI Integration: EDI is the New Must-have Accessory for Microsoft Dynamics AX in the Apparel Industry

From Dennis Bruce of Data Masons: For The Fechheimer Brothers Company, a manufacturer of quality uniforms, and Key Industries, the largest manufacturer of farming apparel in the Midwest, implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX meant the ability to effectively manage inventory and labor costs that are unique to the industry, as well as provide great service to their customers. A new ERP also meant a new opportunity to address their EDI needs.

Replacing their ERP platforms with Microsoft Dynamics AX, both companies had the perfect opportunity to analyze how they were handling EDI and evaluate other available solutions, ones that could help them overcome industry-specific challenges and gain a competitive advantage within the marketplace. Both companies realized that an integrated EDI solution would…

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FitFlop™ Finds the Perfect Fit for Microsoft Dynamics NAV with Integrated EDI from Data Masons

We all know that some shoes look better on the rack than they do on your feet. And when it came to integrating EDI with their Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform, UK-based footwear maker FitFlop found that their initial product, while it looked like a good fit during the sales cycle, upon implementing, was actually an unflattering misfit for their rapidly expanding business.

FitFlop’s unique technology that is built into to the bottom of every piece of their footwear has kicked-off a global footwear trend, making the product currently available in over 50 countries. In order to support FitFlop’s plan to expand their North American business, they needed to replace their initial NAV-based EDI product with a complete solution that would not only meet their current EDI requirements, but scale to accommodate their growing trading partner network.

In looking for a replacement EDI solution, FitFlop not only had to consider the solution’s ability to integrate EDI in and out of NAV 5.0, but also to the Pebblestone solution that is specific to the apparel and footwear industry – something their initial EDI product failed to deliver. FitFlop chose Data Masons’ Vantage Point EDI solution for Microsoft Dynamics NAV given the company’s industry expertise and ability to meet their Dynamics NAV EDI requirements.

Initially FitFlop employed Vantage Point EDI to handle their 850’s, 856’s and 810’s for five of their trading partners. However, once they realized how…

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