International Implementation of Dynamics NAV
Linde, which is one of the largest worldwide users of the SAP solution, was looking for an alternative that would provide uniform support for its subsidiaries within the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia. By upgrading the standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution to meet its specific operational requirements, Linde has gained an equivalent alternative to the SAP solution.
About the Company
Munich-based Linde Gas is a world leader in manufacturing and the distributing of industrial, process and other special industrial gases. Its products and services can be found in practically every type of industry in over 100 countries around the world. The company has an annual income of more than €11 billion.
Linde, which is one of the largest worldwide users of the SAP solution, was looking for an alternative that would provide uniform support for its subsidiaries within the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia. The company set out to find a solution by performing an inventory check of its existing business systems. It discovered that its Australian, Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian branches were all using Microsoft Dynamics NAV, which is managed by the Adacta Group. Based upon their findings, Linde invited Adacta to participate in the development of a corporate solution using Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
In terms of content, this corporate solution was supposed to cover:
- Logistics management and tracking of containers, which are the main form of gas distribution
- Price lists and a system for charging for container rental
- Management of projects that deal with the installation of large industrial reservoirs for gas storage at the client’s location
- A uniform system of accounting settings and reporting
- Achievement of uniformity in its subsidiaries’ operations
Business Impact of Implementation
By upgrading the standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution to meet its specific operational requirements, Linde has gained an equivalent alternative to the SAP solution. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is especially suitable for support of small and growing subsidiary companies and companies in areas where SAP does not provide adequate consultancy services. Linde is even considering replacing the SAP solution with Microsoft Dynamics NAV in certain countries because its implementation, internal support and maintenance costs are incomparably lower. In cooperation with the Partner Power partner network and our local partners, we have so far implemented the solution in over 20 countries within Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and Southeast Asia.