Focus on progress - Dallmeier electronic uses Microsoft Dynamics 365
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Focus on progress - Dallmeier electronic uses Microsoft Dynamics 365

4 min read Oct 25, 2017


High-tech company Dallmeier electronic has been using BE-terna and Microsoft to ready itself for the challenges of the future for a number of years now.

An all-in-one system for digital video surveillance from a single source

Dallmeier electronic first launched Dynamics AX in its business back in 2001. After changing AX versions and several partner switches, in 2010 Dallmeier decided to undertake a comprehensive software evaluation with a total of eight ERP solutions and 15 system providers, with BE-terna as an implementation partner.

Ultimately, the professional approach of the BE-terna consultants over the course of the 15-day business process analysis and BE-terna’s strong industry focus in the field of toolbuilding and high-tech were the deciding factors.

says Oliver Koch, IT Manager at Dallmeier electronic, explaining the reasoning behind the company’s decision to opt for BE-terna and its industry solution.

Dynamics AX instead of stand-alone solutions

Migrating to Dynamics AX helped Dallmeier to achieve an across-the-board increase in the efficiency, flexibility, and transparency of individual workflows. Stand-alone solutions were replaced for the most part by standard AX features. For instance, the quality management and production planning modules have been reimplemented and are now integrated directly in the ERP system.

The biggest improvements have been achieved in the production division. Automatic requirements planning allows us to plan weeks and months ahead!

says Oliver Koch, delighted with the project’s success.

This has generated considerable improvements for Dallmeier. For instance, inter-company orders have been simplified by means of a central stock list; production planning has been optimised extensively and a feature has been integrated to enable the full traceability of all components.

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From Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365

In 2018 Dallmeier went a step further in its optimisation with the launch of Microsoft Dynamics 365. This new software environment hasn’t just improved the analysis and evaluation of the integrated BI solution, individual modules such as production planning, component management and inter-company can now be optimised too. By doing so, not only is BE-terna ensuring the perfect interaction of all processes, but with Dynamics 365 it’s also providing an ERP application capable of handling Dallmeier’s growing business requirements.

The fact that we were able to achieve 95% of our project objectives despite the short project timeframe of just six months is testament to the great collaboration within the project team.

beams Oliver Koch, IT Manager at Dallmeier.

Local Business Data instead of cloud

Company standards and internal regulations stipulated that Dallmeier run Dynamics 365 locally. That meant that all business data was to remain within the in-house computer centre and all business processes could be carried out internally. Local Business Data, the on-premise version of Dynamics 365, meets these requirements: This allows Dallmeier to use tried-and-tested in-house structures without having to forego the possibilities offered by future-proof cloud solutions.

About Dallmeier electronic

The south Germany-based company Dallmeier has more than 30 years of experience in transmission, recording and image processing technology and was once a pioneer and forerunner in the field of CCTV and IP solutions. Now it is known worldwide as a leading international developer and provider of these high-quality all-in-one solutions.

Dallmeier’s digital recording systems and custom system solutions are sold by distribution partners in more than 60 countries worldwide. Dallmeier is the only manufacturer in Germany that develops and manufactures all of its components in-house – from the camera, image storage, image transmission and intelligent video analysis, right through to custom management systems. This means Dallmeier can offer all-in network solutions for major projects with perfectly coordinated components.

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