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World Vision Selects Dynamics ERP for eProcurement and Global Supply chain Management

October 7th, 2009 Sandeep Walia No comments

The World Vision International (WVI) organization includes 40,000 staff members (including part time, temporary staff, and employees) whose mission is to provide healthcare, education, clean water, emergency food, tools, shelter and technical know-how to millions of the world’s poorest inhabitants.

In 2008 WVI had a budget of $2.6b and served 100m people in 98 countries. Over 3.6 million children benefited from sponsorship, and over 998,000 Orphans & vulnerable children received care and support. The WVI organization consists of a number of Support Offices who manage the funding to over 100 National Offices (NO’s) located around the world. In many countries the NO’s are supported by Local Offices who are supported by the Area Development Programs (ADP) where the majority of the project directives are executed. WVI realized, with over 500,000 Purchase Orders processed worldwide, that a common Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) system would provide significant benefit. A formal process and evaluation began in May, 2009 to identify Vendors to support an initial pilot project at the Mongolia facility. Budget constraints created an extremely abbreviated, although comprehensive, evaluation by four (4) different solutions. Included were Helios (incumbent in Africa), Spend Map (incumbent at Corporate), Purchase Tracker, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP. Ignify – a Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle Partner was contacted and conducted a thorough discovery of the GSCM requirements, conducted a series of functional and technical discussions, 3 rounds of demonstrations, provided customer references and was selected for the pilot for Mongolia.

Subject to a successful pilot at Mongolia, WVI has targeted Microsoft Dynamics ERP, and Ignify, to support additional locations to create a centralized system for Global Procurement. Kenya, Ethiopia, Haiti, Bolivia, and at least 1/2 dozen additional NO’s have been identified as future sites throughout 2009-2011. The pilot in Mongolia is for approximately 50 users. The final count of the roll out is estimated to be  500+ users depending on the amount of national offices that sign up for the system.

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