KPMG Crimsonwing completes charity’s eCommerce website

KPMG Crimsonwing and one of Brittain’s biggest charities are pleased to announce that the new eCommerce site, comprising the client’s catalogue and online ordering capabilities, is now live.

KPMG Crimsonwing successfully completed the project, which entailed updating the charity’s current line of business ERP system based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and implementing an eCommerce site, built on the Magento Enterprise Edition. Both systems are integrated via KPMG Crimsonwing’s new Navision/Magento integrator add-on.

The client redistributes surplus goods from manufacturers and retailers to UK charities working at home and abroad. KPMG Crimsonwing have customised their Navision/Magento add-on to develop an API (Application Programming Interface), which both meets their unique integration requirements and enables them to offer enhanced services in the future. The Navision/Magento integrator was particularly important to the charity’s business model, enabling the Magento online shopping platform to communicate with the Dynamics NAV backend system in real-time. By distributing goods of limited availability, it is essential to have accurate real-time stock-checks in place, as once stock is gone, it is gone.

The client’s Head of IT commented: “The upgrade of our Dynamics NAV system and the launch of the new Magento website represent a huge leap forward for us. With both aspects of the project going live simultaneously, there were many critical factors involved, but with KPMG Crimsonwing we have felt in safe hands at all times, and we are already receiving great feedback from our customers. I am very pleased to say that this project has enabled our organisation to become a far more effective online enterprise, with all the very real benefits this brings for our organisation and thousands of charities working in the UK and abroad.”

The streamlined solution helps staff and registered charities with enhanced usability, inventory management, and goods distribution. The Navision/Magento integrator offers quick responses to Magento in order to provide accurate stock, order and customer data. KPMG Crimsonwing puts great emphasis on successful project delivery by implementing rigorous Prince2 procedures and, in line with its ISO accreditations, ensures that testing, quality and communication are all paramount.

Silvio Mifsud, Project Manager at KPMG Crimsonwing, commented: “KPMG Crimsonwing boasts a vast experience in the deployment of both Open Source and Proprietary software and can leverage the advantages of both technologies to offer our customers the most cost effective business solution. Throughout this collaboration, our client will benefit from the flexibility and effectiveness of both the Microsoft NAV and the Magento platform.”

With KPMG Crimsonwing being one of the few IT specialists supplying both products, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Magento, and coupled with profound product knowledge and a proven track record of successful projects, KPMG Crimsonwing is in the position to deliver solutions with a minimum risk, as well as reducing integration efforts and timescales. A detailed case study is also available on our website.  

 

About KPMG Crimsonwing

KPMG Crimsonwing is an international business & IT solutions provider that supports organisations in business transformations enabled by technology. Our work focuses on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), eCommerce and IT integration. Using our business and IT expertise we can help automate and transform organisations with the established business technology solutions of Microsoft, Intershop and Magento and a wide range of professional services.

KPMG Crimsonwing consists of more than 350 skilled employees, offers 24/7 support services and has a near-shore centre in Malta. Together with KPMG’s global network of member firms clients can benefit from a broad professional palette of business services, enabled by technology.

About the client

The client is a registered charity that redistributes surplus goods from some of Britain’s best-known manufacturers and retailers to UK charities working at home and abroad since 1996. They make it easy for companies to donate their products to good causes, avoiding waste and landfill. Since its foundation, the organisation has redistributed £100 million in value of goods from over 850 donor companies. Over 8,000 charities have joined their network to benefit, helping millions of people in need every year. The charity is part of the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise – The Prince’s Charities.