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MBS Dev’s Dynamics AX ERP Solution to Centralize AFFLINK Accounting System/Support Distribution Specific Functionality

22 Jul, 2009

MBS Dev’s Dynamics AX ERP Solution to Centralize AFFLINK Accounting System/Support Distribution Specific Functionality

Englewood, CO- (July 2009) MBS Dev, a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified partner, today announced that AFFLINK, a leading sales and marketing organization in the industry, connecting more than 300 Distributor Members and 250 preferred Suppliers of Janitorial, Packaging, Foodservice, Healthcare, Safety and Office Products, has selected Microsoft Dynamics AX and the MBS Dev Wholesale Distribution Suite (WDS) to centralize the AFFLINK accounting platform and support the distribution specific department functionality. MBS Dev will implement its WDS, developed exclusively for distributors, and it’s Vertical Extensions with Microsoft Dynamics AX at the Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based AFFLINK.
The MBS Dev WDS and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 will replace an existing legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that AFFLINK’s increasing headcount and diversifying business has outgrown. AFFLINK recently branched into new lines of business in its operations and expanded its customer and member base to include this expansion.

The MBS Dev WDS / Dynamics AX 2009 is a flexible, cost-effective ERP solution that enables businesses to optimize processes, drive down costs, work smarter, and grow revenue. AFFLINK chose the MBS Dev WDS / Dynamics AX 2009 over rival offerings from Infor, Epicor Software and SAP because of its superior functionality and long-term lower total cost of ownership.

AFFLINK executives were impressed by Microsoft’s commitment to the long-term development of the product as well as the keen understanding of their vertical industry brought to the table by MBS Dev, which specializes in creating Dynamics AX 2009 software extensions for the specific needs of AFFLINK’s business requirements.

“We selected Microsoft Dynamics AX because its robust, open architecture allows our IT staff to easily customize the solution while maintaining the integrity of the core application,” states Radhika DeLaire, Director of Technology for AFFLINK. “AFFLINK’s unique business made MBS Dev the ideal implementation partner because of their industry specific distribution experience.”

The MBS Dev solution will meet AFFLINK’s initial needs of accounting integration by implementing specific modules on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform, including corporate accounting, supplier accounting, member brands and global accounts. The complete implementation will support AFFLINK’s additional requirements for distribution specific functionality via the MBS Dev Wholesale Distribution Suite and the Jan/San and Paper Vertical Extension.

“MBS Dev has long focused our expertise on building industry-specific vertical extensions on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform,” says Laura Guillaume, CEO of MBS Dev. “AFFLINK’s choice of the MBS Dev solution along with Microsoft Dynamics AX speaks to the rich functionality of our solution, and we are committed to helping AFFLINK seize new opportunities through an enriched system.”


AFFLINK, www.afflink.com, provides an array of comprehensive sales and marketing solutions to more than 300 distributors and 250 supplier organizations in key segments across various channels. Fostering connectivity among distributors, manufacturers and end-use customers, AFFLINK serves to develop the tools and technologies necessary for its business partners to obtain a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.

About MBS Dev, Inc.

MBS Dev, Inc. provides business solutions for distribution organizations through the delivery of industry focused software, professional services, maintenance, and support programs. MBS Dev is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that has developed a ‘Certified for Dynamics’ distribution software solution on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform. The company offers its customers a partnership to assist with technology requirements extending their ability to expand. MBS Dev becomes an extension of its customers’ organizations that delivers quality products and services. Additional information can be found at www.mbsdev.com.

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