The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center had, you guessed it, a legacy system that was slowing them down. As an international entity which had seen massive growth they needed a way to track their progress throughout the world and they simply did not have it. Project tracking was also suffering due to the lack of a system which could easily handle everything throughout the world. Fortunately Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 gave them the solution they needed at the price point which worked for them.
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center is a global NGO which provides non-profit support for farmers and specialists who work with Maize and Wheat. As major food sources for the world each of these products is quite important if we ever want to reach an era where the entire world has enough food and we no longer have to worry about starvation for anyone, anywhere.
For them fundraising software is also important when they need funds from the government and communities. Since their work is seen as one important to the environment they can drum up more funds than you would normally expect. Both governments and businesses have a reason to help them along in their mission and as such they have seen massive growth over the lifespan of their work.
Work in the developing world is essential them and is also a source of unparalleled growth. Businesspeople understand that there is no better place to grow your business than in an emerging market with huge numbers of people that need access, in this case, food. If they can successfully help businesses flourish there they could change the world as a whole.
Budgeting and individual project considerations were a big part of their choice. They have to be able to see where all the funds were going and whether they needed to change a few things about their funds in order to make sure that those who needed it most were getting the funds. Due to the fact that they could combine Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 with other programs this was a no-brainer for them. They could get everything they needed at an affordable price.
Due to the fact that they need to both track and ship huge amounts of seeds the system works well too. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is renowned in the industry for the robust power it brings to supply chains and is used heavily by many different businesses. Shipping was their main concern as well it should be because people could actually starve if their products do not get to where they are needed.
Today the NGO works with many businesses to help them flourish and to feed the entire world. Whether their work solves world hunger is up in the air so we will have to wait and see about that later on. We wish them luck in their endeavor but they should have everything they need for their international offices to spread information and actual seed throughout the entire world.