14 Dec 2022 2 MIN READ

Implementation of a Microsoft ERP system in Modern Expo in Germany

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Modern Expo has been a leading company in creating modern retail ecosystems for more than 20 years. They have 9 high-tech production sites specializing in various types of equipment.

  • Industry: Production
  • Country: Germany
  • Website: modern-expo.eu
  • Company size: Large

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Modern Expo knows everything about retail. After all, the company has been creating modern retail ecosystems for more than 20 years. From the physical spaces of the store to solutions for
E-commerce, warehouses, logistics and the entire supply chain.

Modern Expo is 9 high-tech production sites specializing in different types of equipment. Retail solutions are supplied to many countries around the world.

Modern Expo offices currently operate in Ukraine, Poland, Germany, France, the United Arab Emirates and the UK. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, the world market leader in ERP systems, was chosen to automate the enterprise’s business processes. This solution is used by hundreds of thousands of companies and millions of users around the world.

Modern Expo adheres to the most up-to-date systems practices in its IT strategy, which is why the Business Central as SaaS solution in Germany was deployed in the Microsoft cloud.

The whole process of system configuration and Go-Live took no more than 1 month.

“We chose SMART business as our implementation partner for 3 simple logical reasons:

  • The company’s specialists are known for their deep expertise in the entire Microsoft platform, in particular ERP solutions.
  • SMART business has customers on all continents in more than 70 countries, so they have extensive experience working with different markets.
  • Besides, the company was ready to support the implementation in accordance with the provisions and standards of accounting and tax accounting in Germany”.

Olexandr Astafyev
CIO Modern Expo

Due to the fact that the standard Business Central system contains rich functionality, it becomes possible to implement the solution quickly enough.

For example, the implementation of the system at Modern Expo in Germany required integration with the corporate system in order to consolidate accounting. All other additional settings were minor, such as adaptation of printed forms.

A cycle of online training sessions was conducted to train end users.

“We observe how dynamically businesses are changing and developing. Companies don’t want to ‘reinvent the wheel’. Modern businesses need fast turnkey solutions based on global best practices.

Business Central has been developing for over 30 years. During all this time, the system has absorbed all the functionality that may be needed to automate business processes. Therefore, the expression ‘take it and use it’ quite accurately reflects the start of work with Business Central”.

Kyrylo Rudniev
co-founder and managing partner of SMART business