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Customer case Rotom

'Business Intelligence provides quick insight into our inventories'.

Business Intelligence for Dynamics AX

Rotom works with BI for Microsoft Dynamics AX and is now capable of shortening set-up times.

Quick insights

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Data prepared for Sales, Finance and Supply Chain
  • Better manufacturing planning
  • Vigorously improved information provision
  • Role driven implementation of Power BI dashboards
What exactly does Hillstar do for Rotom?

At Rotom, we have been using Business Intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics AX since 2015. Before that, we used Microsoft Dynamics NAV. However, we have grown from €40 million to €75 million in revenue over the past five years. That is why we switched to Dynamics AX. Actually, we chose to work with BI shortly after the go live with Dynamics AX. Partly in order to change the reporting from AX and partly because we were able to guarantee the data quality with the Data Warehouse.
What immediate improvements has Business Intelligence brought?

One of the first improvements we saw immediately was that we had much more insight into how much stock we had per product. We used to get some stock information from Microsoft Dynamics NAV, but not nearly as much as we now get from Dynamics AX with BI. In addition, we can now, for example, control series sizes much better. This means that we need less changeover time.

With dashboards for production, results come to life and we see improvement every week.

How did the organisation respond to BI?

Very well. We were able to get straight to work with the reports supplied as standard. Now we hang reports every week in the production hall and the foreman can immediately show his colleagues where the points for improvement for the coming week lie. We can then monitor the results of that improvement programme. In this way, we can quickly and very specifically see whether we are on the right track.

Which KPIs are important to you financially?

At Rotom, we keep a close eye on our credit margin. That's the cash room we have at our disposal to invest. We also look at the net working capital that we map out on a weekly basis.
Why did you choose Hillstar as your BI partner?

We chose Hillstar because they offered a solution that allows us to report and analyse quickly and flexibly. We can now switch easily and quickly. At Rotom, we didn't yet have all the reports we wanted. With Business Intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics AX, we can now easily create new reports. We can now analyse how things are going during the process, act on them and then check whether we have done this properly. This has made our processes much more effective.

Would you like a personal demo?

We will be happy to show you and your colleagues how BIRDS works and explain immediately what benefits this brings to your organisation.
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