The ClientCinemark, one of sa.global's key clients in Sao Paulo, Brazil currently manages their business with Microsoft Dynamics SL being an active customer since 1999.
Business SituationCinemark needed an application which would better provide global functionality. Microsoft Dynamics AX, with its global footprint and Microsoft owned Brazilian localization was a perfect choice.
SolutionAfter evaluating their future growth and new requirements they selected Microsoft Dynamics AX as their new business solution. Simultaneously, sa.global was presented with the opportunity to expand their existing TAP program participation to the newly developed Sure Step Migration Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX. The tool provides an extensible data conversion framework based on Microsoft SQL 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) and Microsoft Dynamics AX data import classes. After evaluating the tool, the team felt it would be a great fit for the Cinemark implementation.
ResultUsing the tool, sa.global substantially accelerated the Cinemark data migration timeframe while adding greater control and flexibility over standard data conversion methods.
Key Benefits to Cinemark (Client)
- Lower cost data conversion
- Quickly jumpstart data migration phase – much of the framework already in place
- Reliable, accurate process
Key Benefits to sa.global (Partner)
- Standardised, repeatable migration methodology (use with other clients)
- Extensible framework to add specialised rules or expand scope of data conversion
- Substantially less code and scripts to write than standard data conversion methods
- Ability to use the framework with any source system (legacy, competitor, other Microsoft Dynamics™ products) by just adding new source adapters
Sure Step Migration Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX
Future Source Adapterssa.global is planning development on additional source adapters for:
- Microsoft Dynamics GP
- Microsoft Dynamics NAV
- JBA Software
- Infor SunSystems