"There are three good reasons why we chose to implement Lasernet: Firstly, Lasernet is not dependent on a printer, in contrast to our previous form printing system. Next, we can perform the programming and preparation directly in Lasernet which we’d otherwise have to do in our financial management system. It’s a huge benefit to us, saving both time and money. And last but not least we can easily and efficiently reuse the forms we make in Lasernet when we switch from using Concorde XAL to Dynamics AX as an ERP system."
Old form system led to problems at UNICEF Denmark
For many years UNICEF Denmark has successfully printed forms from their financial management system using overlays in the printer. UNICEF Denmark handled various forms in this way, such as the printing out of invoices for the purchase of UNICEF goods by companies and private individuals. However, it became very difficult to keep the old system going, as Munkstrup explains:
"We experienced major problems with acquiring both hardware and support for Lexmark Optra Forms, the old system we used for form printing. To put it another way, there was no assistance to be had if the printer needed to be replaced, needed servicing, or we needed ordinary support on the general usage options of Lexmark Optra Forms. We gradually came to the conclusion that it wasn’t sustainable for us to be dependent on a system for the printing of forms concerning which we couldn’t be sure that a vital part of our business processes could be performed relatively problem-free."
UNICEF Denmark found the solution to this problem by consulting with their partner of many years, Datacon, which quickly pointed them to LaserNet as the clear solution for their needs. As Datacon was already to be helping UNICEF Denmark with the impending unveiling of Dynamics AX as a new financial management system, it was an easy step for UNICEF Denmark to take their advice on another project, as Munkstrup explains:
"Our collaboration with Datacon functioned very smoothly from the beginning to the end of the project. Besides, it has to be said, we’ve also saved a good deal of time and resources by approaching a partner which is already well familiar with our organization and the challenges we face. We didn’t want the trouble of searching the market for attractive partners and document management solutions, issue specifications of requirements and then have a pile of diverse and complicated offers to assess. We quickly got underway with the process without drowning in unnecessary work, and Lasernet has proven to be the answer to our needs."