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07/05/2016

Cloud makes New Hampshire Liquor Commission ERP more potent

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When it comes to supporting liquor sales, the Granite State is looking for a rock-solid enterprise foundation.



The New Hampshire Liquor Commission, which operates 79 retail stores across New Hampshire, is turning to the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP platform. The New Hampshire Executive Council has approved a contract with global Microsoft Dynamics partner AlfaPeople to implement and support the application. The $19 million dollar, 10-year contract was won in competition with multiple solutions and through a multi-year selection process.



AlfaPeople will implement Dynamics AX to replace the commission’s current system architecture, which is primarily comprised of highly customized, in-house-developed systems. The core application is 30 years old, while the POS hardware is approximately 18 years old.



Meanwhile, the new solution will be Azure-cloud based and provide real-time data. Retailers that have waited for decades to update outdated enterprise architectures are now in the position of needing full-scale “rip and replace” implementations. Fortunately, the emergence of cloud computing as a mainstream IT environment makes wholesale enterprise upgrades much more affordable and manageable.



"The new ERP system will provide us with a state-of-the-art solution that will support our business needs today and long into the future," said New Hampshire Liquor Commission chairman Joseph W. Mollica. “This is yet another example of the continued investment in our infrastructure and operations, allowing us to better serve our 11 million annual New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet customers and deliver critical revenue to the state of New Hampshire.”