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Syndiant and Cloud GP


SaaSplaza & Tensoft Help Syndiant Find Success with Microsoft Dynamics GP

Based in Dallas, Texas, Syndiant is a fabless semiconductor company with 50 employees. Syndiant designs light modulating panels for high-resolution displays used in ultraportable projectors small enough to embed in a cell phone.

From its start, Syndiant relied on QuickBooks to manage finances. However, when Syndiant was ready to bring its light modulating panels to market, the company decided it needed a full ERP system: “…we were moving from research and development to production,” says Tupper Patnode, Vice President of Operations for Syndiant. “And we knew this was going to be a huge market, so we had to be poised for some very significant growth.”

In terms of technology, Patnode said, “We needed more sophisticated accounting capabilities and an ERP system to manage distribution channels and multisource products. We needed a solution that would enable us to manage the supply chain from wafers to finished goods, both from a planning and financial perspective.”

As a small company without an IT team, Syndiant also needed to ensure simplified deployment and administration of such a system. “We knew we would need to be able to cost-effectively scale in terms of headcount by adding staff to research and development roles instead of IT. And we felt a cloud based ERP system would enable us to do that,” said Patnode

After reviewing their options, the choice was Dynamics GP, enhanced with Tensoft FSM, a web based product for high technology companies with outsourced manufacturing operations. And the place where this solution would reside, be used, and maintained was Cloud with SaaSplaza.

It was SaaSplaza’s ability to provide a secure, reliable, high availability platform that is also flexible enough to enable proper customisation on Cloud-based solutions that made them the right partner for Tensoft in supporting Syndiant’s ambitions and budget.

By turning to a SaaSplaza Cloud deployment of Microsoft Dynamics GP enhanced with Tensoft FSM, Syndiant has been able to support its entrance into the ultraportable projector market.

With the solution in place, the company has experienced rapid growth, both in employees and sales orders, all while keeping control of costs. Cory Johnson, Controller for Syndiant, says, “…the solution is priceless to us… Since deploying, we have grown from selling a couple units a week to selling 5,000 units a week. It’s a very scalable solution that we will probably take forever to outgrow.