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Mitchell Fabrics Achieves Significant Return on Investment with Microsoft Dynamics NAV EDI Solution from Data Masons

Case study outlines how Mitchell Fabrics’ decision to implement a non-embedded EDI solution delivers the agility and flexibility needed to transact simply and cost-effectively.

Thread_Mitchell_FabricsData Masons Software, LLC., a leading provider of Integrated EDI and XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers, announces the availability of a case study for Microsoft Dynamics NAV customer, Steiner Enterprises. Steiner Enterprises acquired Mitchell Fabrics, which sells textile fabrics for garment, home furnishing, automotive and craft applications. The case study details Mitchell Fabrics’ experience in evaluating EDI solutions and the impact on the company from implementing Data Masons’ Vantage Point EDI for Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution.

Mitchell Fabrics partners with large retailers that mandate EDI to expedite the acquisition of product samples and orders. The company’s deployment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV increased the critical need to implement an EDI solution with a low Total Cost of Ownership that would work most efficiently with the new ERP and would support the company through future upgrades.

“We chose Data Masons and Vantage Point because the product is much easier to integrate, more reliable and more cost effective than traditional NAV EDI solutions built within the NAV product. Vantage Point allowed us to implement EDI cost effectively, and it’s built to be extensible as our business grows, without the additional high costs associated with other EDI solutions,” stated Thomas Hicks, CEO, Steiner Enterprises.

Vantage Point EDI is an external application that integrates transactions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV without requiring any changes to the Microsoft Dynamics ERP. Data Masons’ pricing model also addressed Mitchell Fabrics’ most prominent concern, which was the ongoing cost associated with the high volume of samples and swatches they send to customers. “Data Masons’ unique pricing structure does not force us to pay transaction fees but instead enables us to connect directly to our partners securely and with zero transaction costs,” continued Hicks.

“Given the high number of transactions Mitchell Fabrics processes, the transaction fees charged by the Value Added Network (VAN) used by embedded EDI providers would mean that Mitchell would be paying to give those items away. By providing them with deep ERP integration, simplicity of configuration changes, and the elimination of VAN transaction charges, we’re able to accommodate the company’s unique scenarios without customization and deliver significant cost savings. We’re excited to hear that Mitchell Fabrics saved $60,000 in the first year of using Vantage Point EDI and are exceling with the new flexibility and agility the solution affords them,” stated Dennis Bruce, Director, Business Development, Data Masons Software.

To learn more about Vantage Point EDI for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and the benefits it delivers to Microsoft Dynamics-based organizations, read the full Mitchell Fabrics case study online

About Data Masons Software

Since 1996 Data Masons has specialized in EDI Made Simple®, offering advanced, turnkey EDI & XML solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers. Data Masons' Vantage Point EDI solution provides a complete EDI processing platform that enables users to become more competitive through tight EDI integration and ongoing compliance - all without the need for expensive and disruptive ERP platform customization. Data Masons' compliance services, product flexibility, extensive EDI and ERP integration knowledge, and partner-driven experience have made Vantage Point EDI the winning choice for high-performance business document integration at more than 1,000 customers across North America. Additional information about Data Masons and its solutions is available at http://www.datamasons.com

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