Alithya Helps Green Roads Go-Live on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance in 3 Months

Published April 29 2021

Green Roads is a health and wellness company, and the leading privately held manufacturer and distributor of CBD products – including oils, capsules, gummies, and topicals - in North America. It has one of the largest CBD distribution networks in the country and sells its products to big box customers, distributors, and retailers approaching 10,000 brick and mortar customer locations, as well as direct-to-consumer sales online. 

As one of the first major CBD brands, Green Roads has experienced many years of rapid growth and its management team recognized they could no longer run the company off QuickBooks and Excel. According to Dale Baker, President and COO, “We needed to have real-time information available to allow us to make decisions and meet the opportunities that were in front of us.”

Green Roads selected Alithya to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management to support the company's strategy of staying ahead of the market while expanding operations.

The Alithya team “made it their personal mission to make us successful,” says John Wazowicz, CFO. The
implementation was split into phases. The first phase was D365 Financials (Sales, Purchasing, and Inventory) using Alithya’s industry Xpress template to drive rapid deployment. In addition, the Data Migration of items and more than 10,000 customers, PowerBI, and integrations with its eCommerce platform and shipping software. This was all completed in an unheard of 90 days.

According to Baker, “D365 Financials was 4 steps ahead of QuickBooks with deployment in only three
months from the RFP. This is one of the greatest ERP projects - done in record deployment time. We can't imagine having accomplished this with any other team. And we're very grateful for the dedication and the diligence of the Alithya team to get us through this process.”

Green Roads recently completed phase two and has brought both its facilities live with Production and Intercompany. It has seen the power benefits, and is continuing to work with Alithya on next phases. 

To learn more about how Alithya helped Green Roads implement Dynamics 365 Finance within its extremely aggressive timeframe, read the full customer story and watch our video: Green Roads: Why Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Why Alithya featuring Dale Baker, President and COO of Green Roads.