Göttingen - 4/15/14
A fresh paint for the ERP system at DAW
DAW SE, Europe's leading provider of coating systems, has introduced the ERP solution Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 at its businesses in China together with IT service provider Sycor. The project will serve as a pilot for the implementation of Dynamics AX 2012 at DAW's locations throughout Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia.
"We were using Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 at all our locations and national subsidiaries east of Berlin prior to the start of the project. That solution reached the end of its life cycle and support for it expired," says Martin Haury, head of IT at DAW SE, recalling the project's beginnings. "Because a local stand-alone ERP solution from Kingdee was still being used in China, we turned the replacement of that solution and the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 into a pilot project for Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia." DAW, which is represented in over 40 countries and is broadly positioned with 29 production sites, chose Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 primarily for its international applicability and multi-currency capabilities, along with its impressive intercompany functions. On this basis, the ERP solution offers the ideal conditions for profiting from an across-the-board implementation of harmonized corporate management processes. Today, the DAW Group develops, produces and markets innovative coating systems with over 5,600 employees and generated a revenue of 1.3 billion euros in 2012. Now in its fifth generation, the independent family company has developed continually since 1895 to become Europe's third largest producer of construction paints and has been the market leader in Germany, Austria and Turkey for several decades. Numerous brands which are familiar well beyond the German market, such as Alpina and Caparol, are included under the Group's umbrella.