About The Client : Leading Manufacturing Company
This leading Manufacturing Client is a pioneer in the industry and markets its products in over 120 countries . With approximately 15,000 dedicated employees in more than 40 countries worldwide and its brand presence in more than 120 countries, with vendors and customers and 20 plus factories worldwide, the customer uses Microsoft Dynamics AX for all its business operations.
This client used a third party application to manage employee Travel & Expenses (T&E) for all their global locations. Employees log their travel and expenses into the application for approval, approved transactions are then exported into excel (or as a report) and entered into Dynamics AX 2009 for payment processing. This workflow made Account payable team run through two different systems for payment processing. While the clients global policy was to migrate all their location into Dynamics AX 2009, this workflow adherence meant increase in employee count every year for different geographic locations. There was more time spent by the clients Account payable team, as they would have to manage more resources and require more time in processing payments every month.
The Clients Time and Expense payments journals were created in AX manually every month, in all the divisions. This was time-consuming and required a lot of manual work.
Payment reports - AP user to compare each payment transaction reports in the third party application & Dynamics AX. Manual processing errors led to over-payments or missed payments to employees.
System specific changes – As Division and financial dimensions handling differs in third party application & Dynamics AX, dedicated resources had to be employed to handle T&E in all the regions.
USA, Europe (with VAT), Asia Pacific regions had different tax methods.