Partner Case Story, 2012

Situation

AIVE Business Solutions (www.aivebs.com, which is a business unit of AIVE Group) supplies industry-focused ERP solutions for the chemical, CPG, industrial equipment manufacturing, process industry and pharmaceutical markets. With around 200 IT professionals and over 600 active customers, the company AIVEBS is one of the biggest Microsoft gold certified Partners operating in Italy and the largest Partner for the Dynamics range of products. The company has developed industry-specific ERP add-on solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics that support customers in meeting their specific business or industry needs.

After the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 release, which introduced a new powerful user interface - the RoleTailored Client -AIVEBS needed to increase their in-house expertise in transforming MS Dynamics add-on solutions to the RTC environment in order to get the first of their vertical add-ons transformed.

The first add-on that AIVEBS had in mind was the Dynamics for Shoes - a Microsoft Dynamics NAV add-on module for the footwear industry.

Solution

While attending the EMEA conference for Dynamics NAV partners, Directions, AIVEBS discovered the possibility of using the RTC Upgrade Workshop provided by 1ClickFactory, a Microsoft approved Upgrade Centre and a Microsoft certified Partner.

The RTC Upgrade Workshop from 1ClickFactory is a five-day training course for the developers of Microsoft Dynamics partner companies. The course is designed to support partners in their add-on transformation to RTC process by increasing their in-house expertise. The workshop is designed as a mix of presentations, group work to analyze the current add-on solution and working transforming real forms to pages and RoleCenters development. During the workshop the development team, with the support of 1ClickFactory developers transform up to 100% of the current Microsoft Dynamics NAV add-on solution to the RTC environment and get ready to perform the real RTC transformations independently.

AIVE dispatched their team of developers behind the Dynamics for Shoes solution to 1ClickFactory's facilities in Vilnius, where they spent a week together with 1ClickFactory's MS Dynamics experts walking through the transformation to the RTC process.

Benefits

"The 1ClickFactory RTC Upgrade workshop was a very productive and rewarding valuable experience," says Gianluca Scevola product manager of the Dynamics for Shoes solution with AIVEBS. "In just five workshop days, our development team, guided by 1ClickFactory professionals, transformed 98% of our existing add-on forms to RTC pages, considerably increasing our in-house RTC transformation competence."

AIVEBS developers also gained extensive knowledge in RoleCenter design and development and during the workshop designed two and developed one real RoleCenter in their existing MS Dynamics NAV add-on solution.

"We were impressed by the outstanding skills of 1ClickFactory's developers. They succeeded in communicating transformation principles and guiding us through the first real transformation to RTC. It has been a true hands on experience: during the workshop, our team has learnt what to do and really did it. Now we're ready to continue other RTC transformation independently. I also must add that the workshop provided us an additional level of knowledge to the overall experience in the Microsoft Dynamics platform," states Simone Fortina, solutions architect and developer coach of the company AIVEBS.

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