News | February 12, 2014

Woodcraft Supply Partners With enVista For Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP Implementation

enVista ERP consulting practice selected based on extensive Microsoft Dynamics AX experience and deep retail supply chain expertise

enVista, a leading supply chain consulting and IT services firm, announced recently that it was selected to design and implement a Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solution for Woodcraft Supply, one of the nation's oldest and largest suppliers of quality woodworking tools and supplies. The retailer/distributor partnered with enVista based on enVista’s significant retail and supply chain expertise and experience implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX.

The robust functionality offered by Microsoft Dynamics AX will enable Woodcraft Supply to optimize its order processing capabilities and business processes. Specifically, enVista will focus on functionality that addresses financial management and reporting, procurement, customer service, inventory management and CRM applications.

According to Ryan Knost, Director of Business Applications and Technology at Woodcraft, “We had outgrown our 20 year old system that no longer provided the necessary support and flexibility needed to be competitive in today’s market. In our search to replace our existing systems, Microsoft Dynamics AX was a consistent recommendation. We then interviewed several implementation teams and unanimously agreed to go with the enVista team. They bring deep expertise with both Dynamics AX and Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management Systems.”

Bruce Eicher, Managing Partner at enVista, said, “We are honored to be selected by Woodcraft Supply as its Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP implementation partner. Woodcraft requires a solution that will enable the company to expand its business with an eye toward the future. We look forward to helping Woodcraft move from its existing legacy business applications to a robust ERP platform that will address all of Woodcraft’s long-term operational and business requirements.”

Woodcraft has over 21,000 items available for sale, 14,000 of which it keeps in stock. The company is able to ship to all 50 states in the U.S., as well as to 117 foreign countries. Woodcraft also has a franchise relationship with 76 retail stores. In order to improve visibility and technology integration across Woodcraft’s enterprise and with the company’s more than 500 vendors, enVista will work closely with Woodcraft to implement eCommerce technology.

About Woodcraft Supply
Founded in 1928, Woodcraft Supply, LLC is one of the nation's oldest and largest suppliers of quality woodworking tools and supplies. Woodcraft stores can be found in more than 70 major metropolitan areas across the U.S.; Woodcraft annually distributes 1.5 million catalogs featuring more than 8,000 items to all 50 states and 117 other countries. The Woodcraft catalog is a standard among woodworkers as the most complete offering of first-rate products for woodworking available anywhere. For more information, visit www.woodcraft.com.

About enVista’s Enterprise Solutions Practice
enVista is a Microsoft Dynamics AX Gold Certified Partner and Retail Solution Partner. With unmatched supply chain consulting, LEAN process improvement and technical/functional expertise with Microsoft Dynamics AX, enVista uniquely enables manufacturing and distribution-centric companies to address their supply chain and business requirements, from source to consumption. enVista’s Enterprise Solutions practice brings a proven track record of implementation success and highly referenceable Dynamics AX clients. Microsoft Dynamics AX users benefit from a single partner that can address all of their ERP and IT requirements, including Cloud and Managed Hosting services. enVista also offers productivity and data migration tools that extend the value clients obtain from their Dynamics AX solutions.

About enVista
enVista is a leading supply chain consulting and IT services firm, delivering innovative solutions that improve profitability, enhance customer service and reduce waste from source to consumption. enVista provides exceptional value in its unique ability to consult, implement and operate. enVista’s unrivaled consulting experience, deep vertical industry expertise and comprehensive solutions portfolio, enable clients to leverage one strategic partner that consults, implements and operates across Supply Chain, Transportation, Retail, IT and ERP.

enVista is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Retail Solutions launch partner. Join enVista at Convergence Booth #2807. For more information, visit www.envistacorp.com.

SOURCE: enVista