“Altynalmas” implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX
JSC “Joint-stock company “Altynalmas” (hereinafter “Altynalmas”) since 1993 is a producer of refined silver and gold in Kazakhstan. In 2009, the management “Altynalmas” took
the strategic decision to move to a qualitatively new level of enterprise management and to implement an information system based on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. The previously used software products
consistent with the company’s requirements for functionality and integration. At the beginning of the project, the structure “Altynalmas” were United by the Central office in Almaty and branches in Semipalatinsk, Aqbaqay and
Brent and mine in Taskara. Therefore, the company was required a comprehensive information management system capable of scaling to several geographically distributed sites.
The main criterion of choice in favor of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 was that the functionality of the software product satisfies all needs and purposes “Altynalmas”: building a system
accounting and cost control, effective resource planning, ensuring transparency and availability of data to monitor budgets and generate management and accounting reports in various
breakdown, the ability to build and integrate the company’s core processes in a single environment.
Guide “Altynalmas” planned automation of the following key areas of business: logistics, financial operations, production, personnel records and payroll. For
reduce the time and reduce the risks of transition to new ERP system and also to optimize the budget the company has developed a phased approach to automation. The main objective of the first phase of implementation
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 in the Central office “Altynalmas” was the automation of business processes of financial management. For the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 “Altynalmas” was held
the tender among consulting companies of Kazakhstan. Preference in the first stage of implementation was given to the Almaty branch of the international consulting group Columbus.
Complex of works executed by the project team integrator during the work at “Altynalmas”, can be divided into the following groups: procurement, payments, fixed assets and reporting. In each of
allocated for information support of business processes “Altynalmas” the project team was identified bottlenecks generated additional requirements for new corporate system
enterprise management – with the aim of increasing its effectiveness.
For example, in the management of the procurement system was introduced strict control of expenditure, the project team built on Windows Workflow Foundation and Microsoft Dynamics budgets
AX. In turn, for the registration of applications for payment and monitoring of payment process used a specialized module developed by specialists of the consulting company of Columbus. Control
data input and advanced Analytics of financial transactions allowed “Altynalmas” to improve the qualitative characteristics of information presented in financial and tax reporting of the company. In
the project was developed the main forms of primary accounting documents, relevant forms, approved by the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Guide “Altynalmas” can track the financial flows of the company in real time. The results of the first phase of implementation of all accounting expenses of the company is conducted in
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. Based on the data loaded into the system in hourly mode, you can keep records in all necessary sections. Thanks to the solution implemented by the experts
Columbus, management reporting on procurement and sales is now generated automatically.
The project of implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 was interrupted for a few months – from mid-March to October 2010 – due to a temporary change of priorities in terms of implementation of projects
“Altynalmas”. During this time, and on the client side and the provider changed the number of key experts of the project team. However, all difficulties were overcome and the new system running
in industrial operation. In April 2011, experts of the Russian division of the Columbus have successfully completed the initial phase of support.
Representatives of the “Altynalmas” note that as a result of the transition to the new ERP system in the company also improved interaction between departments. It is understood the responsibility and role of each
employee at formation data in the system, the better the attitude to the performance of their duties. Greatly increased the efficiency of staff work.
The end of the first phase of the project of implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 coincided with the opening of Akbakaiski the gold extraction plant. Currently, the company “Altynalmas” started with the automation of