Ridley, Inc. Selects Process Industries for Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 from Fullscope

October 22, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Fullscope, a Gold Certified Microsoft Business Solutions Partner focused on helping process and discrete manufacturers manage their businesses more effectively and efficiently, today announced that Ridley Inc., one of North America’s leading commercial animal nutrition companies, has selected Process Industries for Microsoft Dynamics AX to provide enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality for its locations throughout North America. Ridley will use the solution to support all business processes while leveraging the power of enterprise-wide data access and visibility for improved corporate-level decision making.

Ridley Inc. is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Trading symbol: RCL) and is headquartered in Mankato, Minn., and Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company grew through acquisition and in the process collected an assortment of disparate accounting, inventory management, production and customer relationship management systems. Ridley’s corporate strategy has always been to become a “World Class” organization and two early requirements became implementing best practices and consolidating IT systems. The company began a search for an ERP system that could provide operational and customer service flexibility at a plant level, and corporate visibility into all operations to make better executive business decisions.

“After spending several months comparing Tier 1 ERP solutions, we selected Process Industries for Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 because it specifically meets our business requirements, and selected Fullscope because of its experience in our industry, flexibility and commitment to Ridley’s success,” said Jeff Kadlec, IT director of Ridley Inc. “Additional reasons we selected Dynamics AX includes the ease in which we can incorporate it into our culture, its cost-effective platform to maintain release after release, lower on-going costs and Microsoft’s commitment to the ERP market.”

“Process Industries for Microsoft Dynamics AX is a great fit for Ridley’s feed management operations,” said Russell Smith, president of Fullscope. “We believe it will help the company on its quest to become a world-class organization by providing a strong platform to support its short- and long-term business goals.”

About Ridley Inc.
Ridley Inc., headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota and Winnipeg, Manitoba, is one of North America’s leading commercial animal nutrition companies. Ridley employs more than 1,000 people in the United States and Canada in the manufacture and distribution of a full range of animal nutrition products under highly regarded trade names. For more information, visit http://www.ridleyinc.com

About Fullscope
The 2007 Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner of the Year, Fullscope, Inc. is a Gold Certified Microsoft business partner that offers deep domain expertise for companies with process, discrete and hybrid manufacturing operations. The company develops and supports Process Industries for Microsoft Dynamics AX; offers an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech; and is one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics AX resellers in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.fullscope.com.


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