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Welcome to the MSD W podcast I'm Jason comfort editor at MS Dynamics Worldcom and this is episode 3 of our upgrade journeys series where I and Peter Jekyll of turn on dynamics look at the key issues and considerations of moving from Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 for finance and operations and this episode is really where the series starts to get interesting because we are joined by Kenny Malkin the CIO of Paragon films of plastic manufacturer Vernon AX 2012 our to a system that is now close to its end of support that means a D 365 upgrade is likely to be in their future with a successful ax system working for the company today Kenny says the company understands the implications of moving but as we discuss in the episode he still has a lot of questions to answer before moving ahead with an upgrade not least of which is whether the cloud is right for a manufacturer with the financial and operational demands that his company faces alright we are back for another episode of the Dynamics AX - Dynamics 365 finance and operations upgrade journeys podcast series and I'm joined today by Kenny Malkin of Paragon films Kenny hey welcome to the podcast thanks for joining us thank you and once again with us is Peter Jekyll from turn-on dynamics Peter hello Jason good as always Kenny thanks for being on with us appreciate it yeah you bet it's good to talk to you yeah and I really do want to start by also thanking you Kenny for for joining and hopefully just getting a little more background about who you are and why we were lucky enough to have you joined today so you are CIO at Paragon films I'm Dynamics AX customer can you tell us a little bit more about about what your company has done maybe a little about your background as well sure so Paragon films there's a plastics manufacturer in the packaging industry we make stretch film which is kind of like GLAAD cling-wrap big rolls of plastic that they use to wrap boxes on pallets for shipping and there's hand wrap where you can walk around the boxes and then machine wrap where they drive a pallet with a front end loader and and wrap boxes with a with a big machine and we sell about 150 200 million pounds a year of of this plastic wrap it called stretch film we became AX 2012 r2 customers about four years ago we did an implementation of AX 2012 r2 and it's been running pretty much all aspects of our business from the accounting side sales production production planning shipping logistics the works it's all it's all there in ax and we've it's it's really worked out well for us and as I understand it it's it's an implementation that goes across multiple sites right you're based in Oklahoma that's right our corporate headquarters and our original plant is in Oklahoma and then we have a plant in Washington State and one in North Carolina great so really a sort of a almost prototypical or really ideal kind of a scenario for for what AX 2012 was really was really meant for a lot of a lot of sort of complex processes and lots of different elements of the business using it and he tell us a little more about the the original implementation is about four years ago can you give us kind of scope of of size of it and anything like that sure so we end up with about a little under a hundred total users of the system and the original implementation took about 15 months from start to finish we were migrating from a legacy system that hadn't been in place for many years at the company and moved on to ax 2012 it was the the implementation partner had brought a team on site they pretty much came on site every week with three or four consultants and a project manager and worked with us to define you know exactly what all of our processes were how those mapped into ax and then guided us through the process of defining the workflows and making sure that as they were implemented we understood it and put it in we were the ones to put it in place with their assistance and and then after the fact we would be able to to maintain it and operate it with their assistance but we wouldn't be dependent on them as for ongoing operations all right and to bring Peter into this so Peter you you know Kenny from well from from your own writing on your blog and you you you've sort of connected through what a xyg sort of chapter meetings yeah we had he was he attended one of the chapter meetings where I had a presentation and I you know I think I mentioned somewhere during my presentation that my background and you know real you know sweet spot as far as what I enjoy working with is manufacturing firms and so you know I think one of the breaks you know he came up and said hi and we started talking about our experience with manufacturing in a X and since then we've kind of communicated back and forth he checks out some of my you know industry writings and sets me on you know straight and narrow when I'm you know too far in love field and it's it's a lot of fun for me because he's kind of an interesting guy he's he's in he's the IT guy you know quote-unquote IT guy but he knows more about business and accounting than a lot of folks that I meet that are in those functions so he's got this broad you know overview of everything that's happening you know not only on the shop floor but in the you