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The Case for a Microsoft Dynamics AX and EDI Upgrade: Wakefield Canada

Wakefield Canada decided that in order to maintain their enviable market position that they needed to modernize their EDI system for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

In 2014, Wakefield Canada went live with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, marking the latest chapter in its work with AX. The company had run its distribution business on Dynamics AX 3.0 since it was founded in 2005. When Wakefield acquired its manufacturing capability around 2009, it decided to run that operation on Dynamics AX 2009.

Business Problem:

  • Moved the entire business onto Dynamics AX 2012 R2 but did not upgrade EDI
  • Relied on an outdated EDI system that required extensive manual intervention and specialized resources
  • EDI provider was unresponsive and it didn’t feel like a partnership

Problems solved with Vantage Point EDI:

  • Automated customer side EDI processes and removed reliance on manual data entry
  • Eliminated issues around backup, updates, and database management
  • New partner is proactive and customer focused


  • Wakefield is more streamlined and efficient, and able to meet their vendor KPIs without any challenges

  • Now have the flexibility to deploy EDI on premise or in the cloud as the business evolves
  • Supported by a strong EDI development team that can execute on customization requirements
  • Set up to do more with EDI on the transportation side in the future

Case Study


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