TAPF moves to Private Cloud [IAAS] with Microsoft Dynamics AX
sa.global provides customised solution for centralised access
Tuesday,October 11, 2016
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which serves midday meals to underprivileged children at 26 locations across 11 states in India, choose Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 to achieve a customised solution for centralised access.
sa.global implemented the solution for TAPF which provided TAPF with a centrally managed solution that gave them visibility into all aspects of the process and distribution, saving time and resources, and facilitating growth.
TAPF was looking at a solution that would give them instant insight into their supply chain for accurate planning and management. They started the initial implementation with a Microsoft partner. While the initial roll-out of the core finance module across almost 19 locations throughout India was successful, it was while expanding the scope of the project that it was realised that the architecting of the solution as it had been implemented wouldn’t address the key issue of centralised data management and, easier & faster data access.
“We were looking at a more experienced partner with the domain and customisation knowledge, who could not only re-architect our solution but also complete the future phases of implementation” said Vijay Kumar, IT Head at The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Akshaya Patra chose sa.global over others for its dedicated association with Microsoft for many years and years of experience in proving customised solutions around Dynamics AX. “I must say that sa.global team is surely a dedicated team of highly skilled Microsoft Dynamics AX professionals who worked side by side with us to solve all our issues and made Microsoft Dynamics AX a more effective tool to use” continued Vijay.
sa.global came in and re-architected the solution design. They created a module specifically to meet the requirements of a not-for-profit organization and the midday meal program. To increase ease of use and automate tasks, sa.global also included integration with emails to automate email alerts and reminders. sa.global suggested and moved Akshaya Patra’s on-premises data onto a private cloud [IAAS]. This drastic move addressed the issues of consolidating the organization’s data and having a centralised approach. This not only addressed the consistency and security issues but also increased data reliability of applications to 99.95%, helped them achieve industry-standard data backups and document disaster recovery plans. The operational issues of accessing the data at 26 locations across 11 states was now made possible.
“Data transformation, data security and data sharing issues were addressed by moving our data to private cloud. The ease of accessing the data from anywhere, anytime made us feel like a single unit rather than a federation of different kitchens” said Lalitha B, Manager ─ ERP at The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. TAPF strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India, by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government schools and government-aided schools. Akshaya Patra aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school. Since 2000, the organisation has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day. Today, it works with central and state governments in 11 states to provide midday meals to 1.6 million children in 13,210 government and government-aided schools each day.
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