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Blu Dot

Microsoft Dynamics ERP for integrated manufacturing and retailing.
Customer Experience

Blu Dot needed systems to handle the fast growth of their successful business. We were there.

Blu Dot was born in 1997. Their goal is to bring good design to as many people as possible. That means creating products that are useful, affordable and desirable. To make that happen, their design process is founded on collaboration. Blu Dot likes to think that the form is almost inevitable, a by-product of the process. Their job is simply to help design emerge as beautifully and as efficiently as possible.

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Business Situation

Blu Dot’s business was growing faster than their manual systems would allow, so they turned to Columbus for technology solutions that would scale with their business. Since then, revenues have grown from $7M to $80M.


Columbus worked collaboratively with Blu Dot to provide a Microsoft based technology infrastructure that would grow with their business. The solution included Microsoft Dynamics GP, SQL Server, Exchange and Windows Desktop. The solution platform also supports robust companion products to enhance their business and the ability to integrate with other business systems and applications.

“Columbus has consistently met and exceeded the expectations of our growing company’s demands. From supporting overseas offices and retail stores, to our recent office and warehouse move, they have always provided professional service with technical consultants who are knowledgeable, productive, and willing to go the extra mile to resolve issues. It is a tremendous asset to our company to work with a team of people who we can trust to support our IT requirements.”

Proven Results
  • Decreased report creation time by more than 75%
  • Enhanced distribution power and functionality to drive growth
  • Became greener by reducing paper usage by 25%
  • Moved focus to core values and growing the business rather than on low-value administrative tasks
  • Achieved GAAP compliance

Categories: Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics GP

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