Acquisition Company Supports Growing Operation With ERP and SOA, Saves Millions
As an acquisition organization tasked with building a paper and packaging company, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation has enjoyed significant growth. While acquiring paper mills and other related operations, KapStone needed to implement an IT infrastructure that would revolve around an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and best-of-breed solutions for specific needs. To do so, KapStone engaged Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Fullscope and deployed Microsoft Dynamics AX. By taking advantage of Microsoft BizTalk Server, KapStone supports bidirectional integration between its ERP system and four other systems, including Avantis Enterprise Asset Management. With the integrated solution, KapStone has reduced costs, saving as much as U.S.$9 million on implementation costs compared to SAP; eased IT management; enabled continuous productivity improvements; and supported growth.