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Manufacturer of Baked Beans

Category: Case Study
Vertical: Technology

The family owned, Dynamics AX-based business continues to grow, but is hampered when 95% of their business flows through EDI and needs to have manual data manipulation, which can sometimes be slow as molasses. This family-owned manufacturer and distributor is dedicated to serving up the best canned beans for over 100 years. With hundreds of millions of dollars a year flowing through their EDI system, they had exceeded what their outdated Gentran EDI system could support. Not wanting to hire additional headcount to assist with the manual data transformation required to keep the old system running, they looked to a fully integrated EDI solution to work seamlessly with Dynamics AX.

Business Problems:

  • Existing Gentran EDI and dated ERP on AS400 had left the company unable to keep up with demand without addition hires
  • Over 95% of their revenue needed to flow through EDI which required an extremely high number of man hours to manipulate the data to ensure the EDI transactions flowed properly
  • Company needed to be sure their new ERP system would work seamlessly with a new EDI system

Problems solved with Data Masons EDI:

  • EDI is now automated, with Data Masons EDI executing all the data transformations without the need for manual intervention
  • Dynamics AX and Data Masons EDI are now integrated seamlessly
  • Customer has the flexibility to create data maps on their own, or have Data Masons create the maps for them
  • No need to increase employee count in order to continue to grow the business

Data Masons Partner:


  • Orders are now automatically flowing seamlessly through their new ERP and EDI systems, without the need for manual intervention
  • Eliminated unnecessary staffing increases required to support demand
  • They now have the flexibility to create maps themselves or outsource them