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Ridley, a manufacturer and distributor of animal feed and nutrition products, has plants and warehouses throughout the United States and Canada. The company needed a new enterprise resource planning system to manage its purchase of agricultural commodities and its batch-manufacturing processes of more than 47,000 customized product variations. With special attention to finding a flexible solution, Ridley analyzed its needs and considered solutions from Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle. The company chose to work with Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner Fullscope to implement Process Industries for Microsoft Dynamics® AX. Today, Ridley has the flexibility it needs to manage operations companywide. And, the company estimates that Microsoft Dynamics AX will save it more than U.S.$1 million a year in staffing and maintenance costs compared to a solution from SAP that it also considered purchasing.