Microsoft Dynamics for Textile Manufacturing

Styles have always changed by the season, but in recent years, the pace of change has accelerated. Textile makers are pressed between the need for omnichannel sales and inventory management, calls for sustainability, and disruptions to legacy supply chains.

All these factors point to an emerging textile industry that’s more responsive and demand-oriented—able to adapt to new conditions and take advantage of new opportunities. A modern, cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system prepares your company to face this new world with style and substance.

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PDM

  • Management and change tracking
  • Label, brand, and category creation
  • Purchase pricing
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Sales

  • Order tracking and management
  • Stock quantity overviews
  • Sales agent portal
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Purchase

  • Backorder processing
  • Delivery recording
  • Supplier directory management
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Manufacturing

  • Variant management
  • Demand planning
  • Tracking
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Inventory & Logistics

  • Real-time inventory tracking
  • Web-based supplier portal
  • Logistics overviews
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CRM & Claims

  • Returns and claims handling
  • Order, invoice, and deliver queries
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Finance & Accounting

  • Truck loading invoicing
  • Freight and export document printing
  • Budgeting and risk management
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Reporting & BI

  • Advanced sales statistics
  • Integration to BI tools
  • KPIs and business performance

Elevate your textile business technology platform with our modern, agile, and sustainable industry solutions.

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Stoneridge Software can partner with you to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP software that connects your financial and operations systems, provides sweeping supply chain visibility, handles demand planning and inventory management, and operates natively in dozens of languages and currencies.

Dynamics 365 also positions your textile company for the future. It weaves together automation and digital factory technologies to optimize the manufacturing process, eliminate waste, and reduce pollution—all while harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to adapt to supply chain disturbances in real time—or perhaps before they even occur.

Great Partner, Better Solutions

You need a top-tier implementation partner to get the most from your ERP deployment. Stoneridge’s consultants and technical experts will work side by side with you to create a Dynamics 365 solution that fits your company’s needs to a tee.

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Connected Business Systems

Dynamics 365 integrates data, processes, and teams to boost efficiency, productivity, and adaptability. Coordinate sales orders, production planning, and procurement of raw materials from suppliers for responsive, demand-driven operations. By taking advantage of the Microsoft platform, you get built-in connectivity to Microsoft 365  apps like Outlook and Teams. Plus, you have access to the latest advancements in tools for enhancing your system, like Power Platform and AI-powered Microsoft Copilot.

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Secure, Modern Platform

As cloud-native software, Dynamics 365 eliminates the need to purchase and maintain costly on-premises information technology (IT) infrastructure. In addition, users can access Dynamics 365 via a web browser or mobile app—no matter where they are.

With seamless updates throughout the year, you’re always on the latest version. New features are continually added. Your technology teams are free to focus on business-centric needs like automating warehouse operations or streamlining quality control.

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Scalable Systems

Dynamics 365 is a subscription-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) product, which makes it easy to scale your ERP software as your business grows. In just minutes, you can add users, cloud storage, or services. And you pay controlled, predictable monthly fees—no more upgrade fees or surprise on-premise server failures.

Common Questions

Why do I need textile manufacturing ERP software?

Your textile manufacturing operation works under both supply and demand pressures. Legacy systems don’t provide the connectivity you need to respond to market trends or raw material shortages simultaneously. Independent supply chain, production scheduling, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems lead to late orders and lost opportunities.

ERP software like Dynamics 365 ties all your essential business systems together and equips you with powerful, modern, ultra-accessible, and always up-to-date business tools for:

  • Communication: Your teams are on the same page because they’re sharing data across sales, financial, production planning, inventory, and procurement teams.
  • Adaptation: With data shared between systems and aggregated in the Microsoft Azure cloud, you can use AI-driven analytics tools like Power BI for accurate, actionable business insights that enable you to adapt nimbly to changing conditions.
  • Innovation: Fine-tune your demand planning with more than a dozen AI-powered algorithms and built-in outlier detection, or outfit a smart factory that reduces energy and water usage.

What Is Microsoft Dynamics 365?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a comprehensive suite of cloud-based ERP and CRM applications that cater to businesses of all sizes, offering specialized solutions for various industry needs. Dynamics 365 includes a variety of modules catering to different departmental areas within a business. Here’s a summary of key modules and their primary focuses:

  • Business Central: A comprehensive business management solution that helps companies connect their financials, sales, service, and operations.
  • Sales: Tools for customer engagement, sales productivity, and managing the sales process from leads to cash.
  • Customer Service: Enables businesses to deliver end-to-end customer service that leads to loyalty and retention.
  • Field Service: Manages workforce scheduling, service agreements, and inventory to ensure on-time delivery of field service.
  • Marketing: Provides marketing automation features that help create and track campaigns and leads.
  • Project Operations: Aligns sales, resourcing, project management, and finance teams within a single application for project-based services.
  • Finance: Offers financial management capabilities, including reporting, analytics, and forecasting.
  • Supply Chain Management: Helps manage the supply chain through manufacturing, inventory management, order fulfillment, and distribution.

By choosing Dynamics 365, you can enjoy a modern, integrated approach to managing operations and customer relationships—all while leveraging the power of the cloud.

What kind of textile manufacturing businesses use Dynamics 365?

Dynamics 365 is used by companies across the textile industry, including:

  • Textile fiber manufacturers
  • Textile manufacturers
  • Textile equipment manufacturers
  • Garment manufacturers

How do I choose the right textile manufacturing ERP software?

To choose the best ERP for your business, we recommend taking the following steps:

  1. List the features you need in an ERP solution and compare them to each potential ERP. Is there a fit for most of the required capabilities?
  2. Think about where you’ll implement the system—on-premise or in the cloud. There are tremendous benefits to moving to the cloud. If you choose an on-premise solution, we recommend selecting one that offers the option to migrate to the cloud.
  3. Consider the ERP system’s total cost of ownership. After the initial implementation, cloud software like Dynamics 365 has regular subscription costs but no need for on-premise IT infrastructure.
  4. Look closely at the ERP’s support options. It’s ideal to find ERP software that can be implemented by expert partners who can adapt the system to your needs and provide long-term support.

The Stoneridge Difference

Stoneridge is more than a software vendor; we partner with you and work shoulder-to-shoulder to ensure that your textile or garment manufacturing ERP solution exceeds your expectations. Once your system launches, we’ll still be by your side with ongoing training and support—key factors in securing the best return on your investment.

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Get Ready for the Future

Textile manufacturing is a changing industry, and Microsoft is at the forefront of developing some revolutionary technologies. For example, Microsoft is a world leader in pushing the frontiers of artificial intelligence and connected systems.

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Extend With AppSource

Dynamics 365 provides robust ERP solutions for garment and textile manufacturers, but it’s backed up by a large and growing tapestry of extensions on Microsoft AppSource. These extensions—built by independent software vendors (ISVs)—cover niche industry functions not fully addressed in Dynamics 365. Stoneridge can implement an ERP system for your company that uses Dynamics 365 and any ISV extensions you need.

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How Stoneridge Helps Implement Dynamics 365

Stoneridge is a Microsoft Inner Circle Partner with an impressive history of successful ERP deployments for manufacturers across multiple industries. We have the decades of experience and in-depth expertise needed to migrate your disjointed legacy systems to an integrated cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics ERP. We view every engagement as a long-term partnership, so we don’t disappear once your system goes live—we’re available for training, support, tweaking, and optimization.

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