MBS Dev, a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified partner, announced that AFFLINK, has selected Microsoft Dynamics AX and the MBS Dev Wholesale Distribution Suite (WDS) to centralize the AFFLINK accounting platform and support the distribution specific department functionality. MBS Dev will implement its WDS, developed exclusively for distributors, and it's Vertical Extensions with Microsoft Dynamics AX at the Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based AFFLINK.

The MBS Dev WDS and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 will replace an existing legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that AFFLINK‚s increasing headcount and diversifying business has outgrown. AFFLINK recently branched into new lines of business in its operations and expanded its customer and member base to include this expansion.

AFFLINK executives were impressed by Microsoft's commitment to the long-term development of the product as well as the keen understanding of their vertical industry brought to the table by MBS Dev, which specializes in creating Dynamics AX 2009 software extensions for the specific needs of AFFLINK's business requirements.

"We selected Microsoft Dynamics AX because its robust, open architecture allows our IT staff to easily customize the solution while maintaining the integrity of the core application," states Radhika DeLaire, Director of Technology for AFFLINK. "AFFLINK‚s unique business made MBS Dev the ideal implementation partner because of their industry specific distribution experience."

The MBS Dev solution will meet AFFLINK's initial needs of accounting integration by implementing specific modules on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform, including corporate accounting, supplier accounting, member brands and global accounts. The complete implementation will support AFFLINK‚s additional requirements for distribution specific functionality via the MBS Dev Wholesale Distribution Suite and the Jan/San and Paper Vertical Extension.

"MBS Dev has long focused our expertise on building industry-specific vertical extensions on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform," says Laura Guillaume, CEO of MBS Dev. "AFFLINK‚s choice of the MBS Dev solution along with Microsoft Dynamics AX speaks to the rich functionality of our solution, and we are committed to helping AFFLINK seize new opportunities through an enriched system."