Team Lotus, the Formula One team that brought the highly regarded Lotus name back into Grand Prix racing last year, has recently implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.  Team Lotus was introduced to Dynamics AX through Microsoft Gold partner eBECS, which is highly experienced in the automotive sector. eBECS enabled the team to achieve full control and visibility of purchasing and stock and managed the development of the solution across Team Lotus’ entire operation.

Throughout the past two years, Team Lotus has expanded dramatically.  With only a handful of desktop computers equipped with computer-aided design (CAD) software, it was clear that upgrades were needed. Team Lotus hired more than 150 employees, gained nearly 700 suppliers, implemented a fully functioning CAD system and rolled out Microsoft Dynamics AX to help manage their operations.

Team Lotus has already seen great success with the software. With the solution’s familiar interface, teams were able to integrate and deploy it on their own after just four weeks of working with eBECS. Richard St Clair-Quentin, commercial manager at Team Lotus, hailed Microsoft Dynamics AX as the best solution for their needs because of its control and visibility in relation to purchasing, manufacturing, stock holding and material consumption, helping Team Lotus maintain strict controls and manage its stock.

“We are delighted to see the business value being derived by customers such as Team Lotus Formula One through the manufacturing functionalities and agility of the Microsoft Dynamics AX solution as well as the depth of industry knowledge brought by Microsoft’s global partners such as eBECs.” Said Rakesh Kumar, Global Product Director, Manufacturing, Microsoft Business Solutions. 

To learn more about how Microsoft Dynamics AX helped Team Lotus get back in the driver’s seat, visit Microsoft’s website.