On 12 April, Crimsonwing plc issued a press release stating that the Group was recently commissioned to install Microsoft’s Dynamics AX financial accounting system at Maypole Group. The Maypole Group manufactures food products, runs convenience food shops and manages a number of franchise operations under the brand name Maypole. As operations grew over the years, Maypole decided to implement an enterprise resource planning solution that caters for its diverse business interests. Crimsonwing is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with many years of experience both locally and internationally in the implementation and enhancement of the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform, which is widely known to be Microsoft’s flagship EPR system. AX has proven to be a success with local customers, such as Bank of Valletta plc, for whom the IT specialist has implemented an AX solution previously.
Crimsonwing stated that in this project, Dynamics AX will replace the accounting system currently in use within Maypole. Furthermore, it needs to be integrated with RetailPro (a point of sales system available on the local market from a third party). The installation at Maypole will cover the full trading cycle including Purchases and Sales ledgers. Following the initial application, a second stage will be implemented which will extend the functionality to cover stock, production and a portal enabling store orders to be sent directly to Maypole’s head office for fulfilment. Crimsonwing stated that this will make Maypole the first organisation in Malta to have the full trading cycle running on AX, which puts them at the forefront of technological business optimisation.