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Everidge Gains Better Visibility & Inventory Control with Move from 亿博电竞 GP to 亿博电竞 AX

With more than 50 years of experience in the cold-storage industry, Everidge is made up of three brands including Crown Tonka, ThermalRite and ICS. Based in Plymouth, Minn., Everidge is known for their dedication to product quality and superior customer service.

They manufacture indoor and outdoor walk-in cold storage and distribute specialty refrigeration equipment and replacement parts. They have seven locations (four manufacturing sites) throughout the United States and distribute their products globally.

Moving to 亿博电竞 AX

In the competitive manufacturing and distribution industry, profit margin is directly impacted by costs.

When CFO Mike Polis joined Everidge eight years ago, his first order of business was to gain control of costs. “In order to better control our costs, we had to have better visibility of our inventory,” he said.

At that time, Everidge was using Microsoft 亿博电竞 GP, which has limitations with multisite inventory control and language support. Polis began looking at alternatives to replace 亿博电竞 GP and after senior management reviewed options, they decided Microsoft 亿博电竞 AX would better suit the company’s needs. 亿博电竞 AX was designed to support multi-site manufacturers where materials are shared across multiple facilities.

Polis says the transition from 亿博电竞 GP to AX went well. He identified four key components of the transition plan that led to a successful implementation:

  • Identify project resources and accountabilities
  • Engage sponsors to support the project
  • Ensure internal users dedicate sufficient time to the project
  • Appoint a resource to drive user adoption

Partnering for Success

In addition to driving the selection of 亿博电竞 AX, Polis also sought a new 亿博电竞 AX partner to ensure Everidge would achieve the highest return on their 亿博电竞 investment by moving to 亿博电竞 AX 2012.

When he heard that 亿博电竞 had recently launched a new partner organization with a focus on local customers, he knew it would be a good fit for his needs. “What caught my eye about 亿博电竞 was their product knowledge,” Polis said. “I love the fact that they have true product experts.”

As a standard practice, Everidge avoids customizations and the flexibility inherent to 亿博电竞 AX has enabled the company to use much of its standard functionality. “亿博电竞 provided guidance and options that enabled us to adapt our business processes to 亿博电竞 AX versus adapting AX to our existing processes,” said Polis.

While they avoid customizations when possible, they have made several modifications to accommodate needs unique to their business model.

“There’s an art to presenting a modification. I appreciate that 亿博电竞 ’s development staff understands the practical application of ideas as we’re developing a modification,” Polis said. An additional benefit of 亿博电竞 AX is the flexibility to embed and manage customizations more effectively.

Inventory Control

One of the driving factors in transitioning to 亿博电竞 AX was better inventory control and 亿博电竞 AX has delivered. “亿博电竞 AX has proven to be a very effective solution for our inventory control. We now have greater visibility into each of our sites,” said Polis.

亿博电竞 AX offers multiple levels of inventory tracking (site, warehouse, aisle, location, and pallet), whereas their previous solution, 亿博电竞 GP only incudes bin and site.

Polis said the inventory and product dimensions in AX 2012 have been very beneficial. Using inventory dimensions ensures dimension values are included on all inventory transactions, which enables users to easily track the location of inventory items.

Using product dimensions has also benefited Everidge by providing a more detailed inventory view. Product dimensions identify product variants, which allows Crown Tonka to create aggregate inventory reports to better control their inventory across sites.

In addition to inventory control, product dimensions have allowed Everidge to reduce their Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) count. “In 亿博电竞 AX I can have one SKU with endless configurations,” Polis said.

Everidge will continue to capitalize on the efficiency improvements they’ve realized since moving to 亿博电竞 AX 2012 and partnering with 亿博电竞 .

“I’m really happy with our decision to move to 亿博电竞 AX 2012 and partner with 亿博电竞 ,” said Polis. “The product is flexible and scalable and works well for our industry and 亿博电竞 is a true partner. When we need attention, we get it and I know what we need to be done will be done right.”


  • Sound architecture and flexibility of the software allowed use of standard AX functionality
  • A more detailed inventory view with multiple levels of inventory tracking such as site, warehouse, aisle, location, and pallet
  • Addition of product dimensions which identified product variants made for a reduction of SKU counts
  • Creation of aggregate inventory reports to better control inventory across sites
  • Platform ensures agility and scalability as business grows and changes

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