Alternative Networks helps increase productivity and reduce costs by exploiting the latest technologies and consolidating supplier relationships and bills to a single point of contact. Started in 1997, they have customers from both the private and public sector, including B&Q, Royal Society of Medicine and Cambridgeshire County Council.
Alternative Networks are experts in the communications field. They review the communications infrastructure of larger organisations, then make recommendations on how to increase productivity and reduce costs. They do this by exploiting the latest technologies and consolidating supplier relationships and bills to a single point of contact.
The Challenge The existing system in place until 2000 was QuickBooks. Though it was good at supporting the accounts function it struggled when it came to stock control – plus, it had no CRM functionality. The company decided to start looking for a new solution in late 1999. They quickly decided to go with Dynamics NAV.
The Solution The selection process involved them making up a short list of solutions they felt could do the job. Those short-listed included Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta), Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) & Access