I am pleased to announce that Sunrise Technologies’ Apparel & Footwear Template (AFT) for Microsoft Dynamics AX is now TEC Certified, and available for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for fashion industries in TEC’s ERP Evaluation Center.
Sunrise Technologies is a global ERP provider with headquarters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and regional offices in Dallas, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Xi’an, China. The company was founded in 1994 by John Pence, after he had spent several years as chief information officer (CIO) for a major apparel manufacturing company. In 2003, Sunrise worked with Microsoft on “Project Green,” which was initiated to develop a suite of enterprise applications integrated with Microsoft’s desktop and server software. During the project, Sunrise’s executives saw the Axapta (now known as Dynamics AX) roadmap and were impressed with Axapta’s advanced functionality for manufacturing and distribution. Sunrise became a Microsoft partner and reseller of Dynamics AX, focusing its efforts around the Dynamics AX ERP solution. Sunrise now has a history of more than 18 years supporting customers and helping them to “implement great ideas.”
Sunrise Apparel Footwear Template (AFT) for Microsoft Dynamics AX is a full-function ERP solution that supports all core functional areas in the TEC research model of ERP for fashion industries, which includes more than 3,700 functional and technical criteria. Functionality for human resources, financials, process manufacturing management, discrete manufacturing management, inventory management, quality management, and sales management is strongly supported, and AFT for Microsoft Dynamics AX is highly competitive with other products in the industry in all these areas.
AFT has added a very elegant and powerful feature dubbed the “style/color matrix view.” This view is available for sales orders, purchase orders, bill of materials, master production orders, and transfer orders. The style/color matrix view is shown here for a sales order. The line items explode into a matrix of the order line details, facilitating the order entry process.
Sunrise AFT for Microsoft Dynamics AX is an integrated solution for companies working in the soft-goods industry (clothing and other textile goods). Sunrise has developed additional functionality on top of Dynamics AX to support the soft-goods industry including functionality for Product Information Management, Sales & Marketing, Procurement and Sourcing, and Production Control. This additional functionality should make this solution a strong contender for any small to mid-size business in the soft-goods industries searching for a complete ERP solution.
You can see how the Sunrise’s AFT for Microsoft Dynamics AX stacks up to the competition in much greater detail using TEC’s proprietary tool TEC Advisor now. I’m currently in the process of writing the full AFT for Microsoft Dynamics AX Certification Report, with more on the product’s background, highlights, features and functions, and competitive strengths and weaknesses. Look for the report in the next few weeks on the TEC 2012 Certification Reports page.