Carbogen Amcis is a leading service provider and part of the Dishman Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals Ltd. Carbogen Amcis provides services for product and process development including commercial production of ingredients for the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industry. As a member of the Dishmangroup Carbogen Amcis is in the position to offer global services into a global market from their manufacturing sites in Europe and Asia.
High operational excellence and quality is a key factor in Carbogen Amcis business and is been guaranteed by state-of-the-art facilities that operate under Good Labaratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP). Carbogen Amcis is inspected by SwissMedic, the French Health Authority (ANSM) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a regular basis. By the moment Carbogen Amcis has 650 employees. From these about 300 are chemists of which 40% holds a PhD in Chemistry.
The old ERP solution Dynamics AX 3.0. was several versions behind the actual AX version and thus were at the of the life cycle. Also the module “Swiss Pay Roll for AX 3.0” was no longer supported by the Microsoft Partner and thus legal change requirements would have become an issue. With regards to the 14-year-old hardware, Carbogen Amcis considered whether or not it would make sense to purchase new hardware for an old ERP Solution. Moreover, the existing hardware reached performance and memory limits and there was no potential to improve the existing hardware in a sensible way.
Carbogen Amcis also realized that the actual and future company requirements (new technology) could not be satisfied by the old Dynamics 3.0 ERP-Solution. The new functions and features and tools which are available in the new version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 provide added value to the Company.
These main criteria encouraged Carbogen Amcis to embark on the upgrade / technical migration to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.
Furthermore, Carbogen Amcis wanted to have an in-house ERP application which is scalable and expandable with new functionality and modules. With AXFire (Dynamics AX Connector to OfficeatWork template management) Carbogen Amcis implemented a solution which allows to create and customize their Dynamics AX reports without programming knowledge, putting look and feel and data content back at the fingertips of the non-IT minded business user. This ensures Carbogen Amcis business users can independently of the ERP Partner streamline and optimise their data analyses, KPI generation and thus ensures that the reports are always representing the actual needs of the whole group. Additional functionalities of AXFire like individual text blocks (AXBlaze) and external reporting utility gives to Carbogen Amcis bigger added value for the whole group; the formal and legal needs of reports, ERP-generated documents like invoices vary vastly between the different regions and service models.