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                                                                                                                                                 Azzure
                                                                                                                                        Velocity House
                                                                                                                        Solly Street, Sheffield, S1 4DE
                                                                                                                           T: +44 (0) 1142 997270
                                                                                                                               F: +44 (0) 845 4679950
                                                                                                                                   info@azzure-it.com
                                                                                                                                    www.azzure-it.com
	
  
Press	
  Release	
  
January	
  2014	
  
	
  
Azzure	
  IT	
  help	
  J&S	
  Davis	
  overcome	
  teething	
  troubles	
  of	
  business	
  migration	
  	
  
Founded	
  in	
  1908,	
  wholesale	
  dental	
  distributor,	
  J&S	
  Davis,	
  has	
  been	
  bought	
  back	
  under	
  family	
  
ownership	
  and	
  in	
  the	
  transition	
  implemented	
  Azzure’s	
  Microsoft	
  Dynamics	
  NAV	
  ERP	
  software	
  
solution	
  to	
  simplify	
  distribution,	
  apply	
  electronic	
  ordering	
  and	
  improve	
  business	
  processes.	
  

Daniel	
  Davis,	
  great	
  nephew	
  and	
  grandson	
  of	
  founders,	
  Joe	
  and	
  Solomon,	
  has	
  become	
  the	
  third-­‐
generation	
  owner	
  of	
  J&S	
  Davis	
  Limited,	
  having	
  purchased	
  the	
  company	
  from	
  Finnish	
  dental	
  
equipment	
  provider,	
  the	
  Planmeca	
  Group.	
  With	
  the	
  move,	
  J&S	
  Davis	
  rolled	
  out	
  Microsoft	
  Dynamics	
  
NAV	
  from	
  ERP	
  providers,	
  Azzure,	
  to	
  seamlessly	
  migrate	
  the	
  business	
  from	
  its	
  previous	
  owners	
  and	
  
manage	
  operations.	
  

Implemented	
  in	
  less	
  than	
  four	
  months,	
  the	
  new	
  system	
  has	
  streamlined	
  purchasing	
  and	
  sales	
  
processes	
  and	
  provided	
  the	
  financial	
  capability	
  to	
  deliver	
  accurate	
  and	
  timely	
  reporting,	
  moreover	
  it	
  
averted	
  near	
  disaster	
  during	
  J&S	
  Davis’	
  relocation:	
  

“We	
  were	
  sharing	
  premises,	
  as	
  well	
  as	
  an	
  IT	
  system	
  with	
  the	
  previous	
  owner,	
  so	
  after	
  implementing	
  
Microsoft	
  Dynamics	
  our	
  next	
  step	
  was	
  to	
  move	
  the	
  business,”	
  explains	
  Daniel.	
  “We’ve	
  got	
  more	
  than	
  
three	
  and	
  a	
  half	
  thousand	
  items,	
  so	
  it	
  wasn’t	
  something	
  we	
  could	
  just	
  do	
  manually.”	
  

But	
  with	
  everything	
  ready	
  to	
  go,	
  J&S	
  Davis	
  was	
  let	
  down	
  at	
  the	
  last	
  minute	
  by	
  its	
  racking	
  supplier.	
  
“As	
  we	
  finished	
  packing,	
  we	
  were	
  told	
  the	
  warehouse	
  racking	
  wasn’t	
  coming	
  for	
  another	
  two	
  
weeks.”	
  The	
  company’s	
  salvation	
  was	
  Azzure	
  IT,	
  who	
  wrote	
  a	
  process	
  to	
  relocate	
  the	
  stock	
  virtually	
  
within	
  the	
  NAV	
  system.	
  As	
  soon	
  as	
  J&S	
  Davis	
  was	
  able	
  to	
  complete	
  the	
  physical	
  move,	
  the	
  business	
  
was	
  back	
  online.	
  Thereafter	
  processes	
  become	
  really	
  slick.	
  “It	
  was	
  a	
  nightmare	
  but	
  Azzure	
  were	
  the	
  
one	
  constant;	
  they	
  did	
  exactly	
  what	
  they	
  said	
  they	
  would	
  do,”	
  says	
  Daniel.	
  

With	
  integrated	
  financials,	
  J&S	
  Davis	
  has	
  literally	
  shaved	
  up	
  to	
  20%	
  off	
  its	
  debtor	
  days.	
  Picking	
  has	
  
been	
  simplified;	
  distribution	
  is	
  more	
  efficient;	
  electronic	
  ordering	
  is	
  ready	
  to	
  go	
  and	
  with	
  excellent	
  
visibility	
  across	
  the	
  business,	
  customer	
  service	
  is	
  top-­‐notch.	
  

“Azzure	
  are	
  a	
  great	
  support	
  to	
  us	
  and	
  without	
  the	
  new	
  system	
  our	
  new	
  start	
  would	
  be	
  very	
  messy	
  
indeed,”	
  concludes	
  Daniel.	
  

	
  

	
  
	
  


                                                                                                                                                 Azzure
                                                                                                                                        Velocity House
                                                                                                                        Solly Street, Sheffield, S1 4DE
                                                                                                                           T: +44 (0) 1142 997270
                                                                                                                               F: +44 (0) 845 4679950
                                                                                                                                   info@azzure-it.com
                                                                                                                                    www.azzure-it.com
	
  
Notes	
  to	
  editors	
  

About	
  Azzure	
  

Azzure	
  IT	
  is	
  a	
  specialist	
  ERP	
  solution	
  provider	
  with	
  over	
  20	
  years’	
  experience	
  delivering	
  software	
  
solutions	
  to	
  small	
  and	
  medium	
  sized	
  businesses.	
  Specialising	
  in	
  end-­‐to-­‐end	
  Microsoft	
  Dynamics-­‐
based	
  IT	
  solutions,	
  Azzure	
  IT	
  helps	
  businesses	
  improve	
  efficiency	
  and	
  productivity	
  in	
  a	
  wide	
  range	
  of	
  
industries	
  including	
  manufacturing,	
  distribution,	
  process,	
  service	
  and	
  professional	
  services.	
  With	
  an	
  
extensive	
  portfolio,	
  Azzure	
  is	
  committed	
  to	
  finding	
  the	
  right,	
  quality	
  solution	
  for	
  its	
  customers.	
  

Services	
  

Azzure	
  software	
  solutions	
  are	
  all	
  based	
  on	
  Microsoft	
  technology	
  and	
  include	
  both	
  on-­‐premise	
  and	
  
managed	
  cloud	
  (Internet)	
  based	
  services.	
  Azzure’s	
  cloud	
  based	
  solutions	
  are	
  available	
  as	
  ‘Software	
  
as	
  a	
  Service’	
  (SaaS)	
  which	
  means	
  you	
  only	
  pay	
  for	
  the	
  software	
  you	
  use,	
  when	
  you	
  need	
  it.	
  For	
  
companies	
  looking	
  for	
  accounting	
  or	
  business	
  software,	
  including	
  full	
  enterprise	
  resource	
  planning	
  
(ERP)	
  and	
  customer	
  relationship	
  management	
  (CRM),	
  Azzure	
  provides	
  market-­‐leading	
  Microsoft	
  
Dynamics	
  NAV.	
  All	
  solutions	
  are	
  scalable	
  to	
  fit	
  your	
  business	
  whatever	
  the	
  size	
  or	
  budget.	
  

Total	
  Support	
  Service	
  

Azzure	
  also	
  offers	
  a	
  Total	
  Support	
  Service	
  for	
  businesses	
  looking	
  for	
  a	
  partner	
  to	
  help	
  manage	
  their	
  
entire	
  IT	
  strategy	
  and	
  support.	
  Azzure	
  takes	
  a	
  partnership	
  approach	
  so	
  you	
  can	
  get	
  direct	
  access	
  to	
  
its	
  skills	
  and	
  services.	
  By	
  providing	
  totally	
  cohesive	
  support	
  for	
  all	
  your	
  IT	
  systems,	
  even	
  working	
  with	
  
companies’	
  existing	
  suppliers,	
  Azzure	
  ensures	
  you	
  get	
  the	
  best	
  service	
  levels	
  from	
  a	
  single	
  contact	
  
point	
  so	
  you	
  can	
  concentrate	
  on	
  what	
  you	
  do	
  best.	
  

	
  

More	
  Information	
  

Azzure	
  IT	
  Limited	
            	
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  Lipscombe	
  
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  467	
  9950	
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Description: Founded in 1908, wholesale dental distributor, J&S Davis, has been bought back under family ownership and in the transition implemented Azzure’s Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP software solution to simplify distribution, apply electronic ordering and improve business processes. Daniel Davis, great nephew and grandson of founders, Joe and Solomon, has become the third-generation owner of J&S Davis Limited, having purchased the company from Finnish dental equipment provider, the Planmeca Group. With the move, J&S Davis rolled out Microsoft Dynamics NAV from ERP providers, Azzure, to seamlessly migrate the business from its previous owners and manage operations.
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