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Wilkinson Foods International

Project: Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics™ NAV 2009

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Client
Food Distributor, Importer and Exporter

  • Wilkinson Foods is an international meat trading company that was privately founded in 2000 and in 2006 they became a Createch Microsoft Dynamics NAV customer.
  • Wilkinson Foods provides expertise in the international sourcing and distributing of meats and poultry. With logistics providers located around the globe, Wilkinson Foods can distribute products to any location worldwide.

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Objectives and Opportunities

  • Wilkinson Foods was on NAV 4.0 using the Classic Database. Having expanded internationally over the last 4 years they wanted to leverage the ease of use of NAV 2009 and take advantage of the Microsoft SQLServer database platform in order to allow for scalability and growth.
  • Wilkinson Foods had two strategic objectives in mind with their upgrade. The first was to ensure that the NAV solution was running on a technology sound platform that was secure, scalable and recoverable. Upgrading to a SQLServer based platform helped them achieve those benefits. Secondly, the key end users who are traders needed a solution that was intuitive, quick to learn and allowed them to focus on performing their job functions as effectively as possible. This was accomplished through NAV 2009’s user interface, Role Tailored client.

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Actions Completed
A Dynamic Upgrade

  • Createch has developed an upgrade methodology which allows for a quick and efficient method of upgrading customizations from an old to a new release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This methodology allowed the upgrade project to come in under budget. This process included rigorous testing by both Createch and the client.

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Achieved Results
A Successful 4-Month Upgrade Implementation

  • Implementation of the Dynamics NAV upgrade project began in November 2011 with a go-live of March 2012.
  • Reports run much faster, including Account Schedules (Financial Statements).
  • The client now feels secure with incremental backups being taken on a regular basis.

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“Our migration to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 was very successful and came in under budget. Createch’s structured approach to the migration and collaboration with our team was the key to our success.”

Steve Orr
Operations Manager
Wilkinson Foods International