We decided to look for an ERP system that would allow us to support and manage information about business processes and provide for the general management of the company. We opted for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations cloud solution. When choosing a partner for the implementation of Dynamics 365, we relied on the recommendations of companies that had experience in implementing an ERP system - Microsoft Dynamics 365 FO and also involved our key specialists in finance, production and logistics. As a result, we chose the Innoware company, who has really great experience in implementing ERP-systems in similar projects. The implementation of the Dynamics 365 FO was divided into 2 stages. Each of the stages covers all the main business processes of the company: finance, production, sales, supply, logistics. At the first stage, the basic functionality of the system was implemented - finance and accounting, procurement, basic production supporting functions, inventory management and sales. In the second we should adapt the system's advanced functionality of production master planning, and extend the use of other sophisticated features. Currently, the first stage of the project is in the final stage - undergoing testing by our Key Users before going live. The launch of the system is scheduled for May 2020.
For the Finance Department this project is crucial in an attempt to increase the effectiveness of business processes, controlling functions, and accounting operations automation. We have already enhanced the quality of analytical information as a result of the first stage of the project, and it allowed us to get deep analysis of agricultural products purchase operations.
The joint project team of Kernel and Innoware had an aim to take a fresh unbiased look at Kernel existed processes and find an opportunity to improve them. Thanks to new approaches, processes have become more efficient and controllable. For procurement activities, we integrated Microsoft Dynamics NAV with KernelEDocs SharePoint-based workflow system, which allowed the company to automate the contracts’ creation, approval, digital signing, as well as their storage. As part of the payment management processes implementation, we optimized the payment approval workflows, and transferred their processing to the “Payments Factory” division, and as a result, the speed and quality of settlements with suppliers has increased. During the first stage of the project, we have developed our own implementation approach that will allow us effectively implement the next stages of the project and minimize risks.
With the help of Innoware team, we have successfully implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX as our main ERP-system. For the purpose to manage human resources and salary management colleagues from Innoware helped us to implement IW HR & Payroll solution based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. It is flexible solution that complied with Ukrainian legislation requirements towards HR and payroll calculation processes. Nowadays, the total number of employees at the plant is about 3 000 people, and IW HR & Payroll solution significantly increases the efficiency of work with personnel: it allows to conduct complex personnel management, payroll calculations taking into account the production specifics, and also to form all necessary tax calculation and statutory reporting.