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Dutchman Tree Farms identifies major productivity increases
Implements partner inventory tracking

Case study discusses how the Michigan-based grower and retailer uses AccellosOne EDI integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP to manage its continual influx of orders, improve the traceability of outbound product and facilitate further growth into new areas of the industry.

Accellos has issued a case study of Dutchman Tree Farms, LLC, a user of its EDI (electronic data interchange) software, AccellosOne EDI for Microsoft Dynamics GP. The case study discusses how the Michigan-based grower and retailer uses AccellosOne EDI integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP to manage its continual influx of orders, improve the traceability of outbound product and facilitate further growth into new areas of the industry.

Company - Dutchman Tree Farms, LLC, specializes in individual, wholesale and customized orders of Christmas trees and shrubbery. They provide balled and burlap trees, container-grown trees, wreaths, shrubbery and accessories to diverse buyers ranging from large retail vendors such as Home Depot® down to local tree lots.

Situation -Dutchman used a homegrown EDI solution for some time. The problem the staff faced was that the solution did not have the ability to integrate to the company’s Microsoft Dynamics® GP accounting system. With this shortcoming causing serious strain on their growing business, the company’s leadership saw an imminent need to purchase a solution that would better facilitate their accounting practices and save precious time and money for their business.

Solution -With its ability to integrate directly to Microsoft Dynamics GP and coming highly recommended by their peers, AccellosOne EDI for Dynamics GP was the ideal match for Dutchman Tree Farms’ operations. After purchasing the solution, Dutchman quickly completed the implementation and training process and went live with the new system shortly after.

Product -AccellosOne EDI for Dynamics GP enables organizations to exchange documents with their supply chain partners to facilitate sales, procurement, logistics, routing and many other transactions. EDI may be a requirement of doing business with some of the most important customers of an organization, but it is also a source of operational efficiencies and a means to drive automated workflows that reduce overhead costs and lower transaction processing costs.

Results -Dutchman invested in AccellosOne EDI for GP to reduce the stress of managing customer orders for their ever-growing company. Since implementing the system, that growth has continued while the issues have all but disappeared, thanks to the tremendous increase in organization and productivity. Sales order processing, exchange of invoices and purchase orders, and monitoring vendor-managed inventory are all now easier. The company has recently made two new acquisitions and confidently looks forward to continued success.

“Being able to account for vendor-managed inventory is one of the features of the Accellos EDI system that we use most often,” said Justin Bartlett, Assistant Sales Manager of Dutchman Tree Farms. “The program constantly keeps us informed on remaining inventory in our partnering stores.” “It is inspiring to see the success that Dutchman Tree Farms has achieved using AccellosOne EDI for Microsoft Dynamics GP,” said Chad Collins, Accellos Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “Our EDI solution has helped the team at Dutchman make improvements in order and inventory visibility, customer experience and overall efficiency, while enabling strong growth for the company. Their success is exemplary of the many benefits that can be gained by using an automated EDI solution.”

 
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