Anglia to partner Corus International in a 1.5m Global Microsoft Dynamics NAV project

Anglia Business Solutions has successfully concluded negotiations on a worldwide Microsoft Dynamics NAV project with Corus International.

The company, now part of the giant Tata Group, is a global supply chain service business focused on steel. It specialises in the provision of product and service packages to customers, major contractors, engineers and end users throughout the world.

The 1.5m contract will deliver a hub and spoke solution based on a centrally controlled rollout of regional instances of Dynamics NAV. These will be based on a common Corus International template, shared business process logic and master data that incorporate best practice throughout the business. The deployment will consist of seamlessly integrated applications that include finance, sales, back-to-back trading, Corus mill sales, inventory, manufacturing, logistics, documentation and customer relationship management.

Each Dynamics NAV instance will be localised to allow the system to meet local legal, language, and financial reporting requirements.  The Dynamics NAV solution will provide for full data exchange with the existing Corus Group SAP systems.

Graham Royle, Project Manager for Corus, said, As a business, Corus International has extremely ambitious growth plans. An internal review concluded that a number of our legacy business systems are now reaching end-of-life and no longer fully support the future requirements of the businesses.  They have therefore become a barrier to achieving our strategic goals.

We needed a modern world class flexible business management system that allowed us to leverage enterprise wide dynamic information for competitive advantage. We also wanted to work with a partner with large systems deployment expertise, international reach and a comprehensive knowledge of complex trading applications. Our in-depth due diligence selection process identified the award winning Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform provided by Anglia Business Solutions as the ideal blend of leading edge technology and relevant skills.        

Phase I will include implementation in all Corus International business units in the UK, North America and the Middle East.   There will then be a series of further rollouts to Corus Internationals  other regions, including Europe, Australasia and Asia.

Commenting on the contract David Hurley, Anglias Managing Director said, We are very pleased that Corus International has chosen Anglia as its preferred partner for this important project. Once deployed, the solution will provide an excellent example of how modern technology can provide the organisation with the necessary agility to compete in todays global economy using shared dynamic enterprise wide information.

About Anglia Business Solutions Ltd

Anglia Business Solutions is a 26-year-old software and IT consultancy organisation with extensive supply chain expertise. The company is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, holding Microsoft Competencies in Mobility Solutions, Microsoft Business Solutions, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Information Worker Solutions.

Anglia serves a national customer base from its offices at Harston Mill, near Cambridge. The company is organised into four specialist business units each targeted at specific technology sectors. Integration Services facilitate the provision and configuration of a stable and secure networking and communications infrastructure.  Business Management Solutions design and implement core financial, CRM, manufacturing and distribution solutions based upon the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solution. The Software Development Team design and develop client specific applications and implement e-commerce solutions based on Microsoft .NET technologies.

In January 2005, the company set up a specialist independent software vendor (ISV) operation. This investment was designed to produce leading edge vertical applications based on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly known as Navision) platform. Dynamics NAV is a global leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) application suite now used by over 57,000 companies worldwide.


About Corus International

Corus International is a global supply chain service business, focused around steel, which specialises in putting together product and service packages to customers, major contractors, engineers and end users throughout the world. Our sales volumes currently total nearly eight million tonnes per annum through 69 market offices spread across 48 countries.

Corus International is a key route to market for nearly six million tonnes of Corus product, sourcing raw material and finished steel when required and developing the Corus brand globally. Corus Internationals business model focuses on three areas: Corus mill sales which represents Corus mills in the market and is focused on delivering maximum value for Corus and providing a seamless service to customers, Projects which specialises in servicing infrastructure, construction and oil and gas and related sectors worldwide and Trading which focuses on buying and selling high volume commercial grade products to service centers, rerollers and large end users across the world.

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