Zudy VINYL Initial Setup

Jon Pederson
CFO of the Markets Group at a media company with 10,001+ employees
The setup was pretty easy. Initially, they did the setup for us. They hosted it in their own AWS instance. And somewhere around 12 to 18 months ago we moved it over to our own AWS instance, and that was fairly seamless from what I was told. We really haven't had any issues with it at all. The technical setup was pretty clean. We were up and running pretty quickly. We got in and they merged everything into our single sign-on process really well. There were no issues that I know of. From what my people have told us, it's easy to learn. We've had some Finance people learn it, as well as some people on the IT side. View full review »
David Hendrickson
Senior Director of IT at NXC Imaging
Installing and getting Zudy up and running was very easy from an infrastructure point of view. What was unique about us is that we were their first Dynamics AX integration. They had not done AX before, so it took them about three days to figure out the business connectors and the data model, and from there we were rolling. View full review »
Jaquelyn Freeman
Finance Manager at a import and exporter with 51-200 employees
I was involved in getting it to go live. We had a lot of logic to build into it, and that's when I was brought on, to find ways to work with them, to figure out how to go from what's in our system to what the actual correct numbers should be. It was easy to learn to use. What they present is final. You don't have that many ways to use it. It's not like a major ERP system where you have all these options, all these different menus that you can go through. What's presented on the screen is a report. For me, it's pretty intuitive if I want to change the date range, if I want to change what customer I'm looking at. I don't think anyone else has mentioned to me not finding it intuitive or finding issues with the navigation. It's a pretty straightforward tool, so I find it quite easy to work with. View full review »
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General IT Clerk with 501-1,000 employees
I wasn't involved in the initial setup but to my understanding, it took a little bit to get started. Once they got the ball rolling, it was pretty quick. It was just a matter of trying to connect to our many databases and get them set up in a way that's usable, because there are a lot of edge cases on our end. But once you developed those it was super-easy to do the rest from there. I haven't gone, but I know that Zudy offers free training in Boston for this solution, which I think is excellent. Maybe that's just part of their way of getting their name out there. I am planning to go in the future. I imagine it's a great resource as well, on top of the manuals or the tech support or the "how to's" that they provide. View full review »
Robbie Woodsum
Business Systems Analyst with 201-500 employees
I wasn't part of the initial setup so I'm not sure what steps it took to get there but I think the complexity of the setup depends on what you're using it for. We've got a lot of different data sources coming together from a lot of places, so I imagine that getting that all together was a notable effort. We definitely had to work through permissions, allowing access on our server, allowing access on their server. There is a good amount of setup. I don't know how long it took. View full review »
Scott Grabowski
Manager of Retail Technology at Brooks Brothers
The initial setup was relatively straightforward and Zudy helped us scale how large of a system we should have, what type of license would be appropriate, and really ensure that it would grow with us without having to completely re-engineer our setup. View full review »
Edwin Patterson
Director, Technology Management at PGT Trucking
The initial setup was not that complicated. It was basically no more complicated than setting up any web app would be. I wouldn't say it was any more or less than what you would expect. View full review »
Sahal Laher
Head of Global Digital/Marketing Technology at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
The setup was very quick. We actually delivered our first pilot within two weeks. In that time, we had the first application use case running in a few stores. Regarding the setup itself, it took only a couple of hours to install it. It's very easy to learn the platform. We have business users who have taken on roles now where they maintain and make changes to the platform. You really don't need to be a programmer. View full review »
Programmer Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup I came into my first week with the organization, so it was already ongoing. I'm not sure I'm a good perspective on that. It seemed scattered, but it may be our organization and not theirs, and it could just be the data. View full review »
Sr. Team Manager - Tour Manager Department at a leisure / travel company with 501-1,000 employees
I came into the project after it had already started, so I only got, if not end result, the "first draft." It was pretty clear. There were some things that we suggested be changed and they were super helpful about that. View full review »
Melinda Marks
Chief of Staff at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was straightforward, not complex at all. We're not delving into the learning of how to use it yet. We have somebody in-house who is trying to learn it, but we have other projects going on, so it's taken a back-burner. But, as I said, its accessibility is very easy. View full review »
Nivas Srinivasan
Senior Consultant
The initial setup is okay. But we needed Zudy staff to guide us on the first setup we did. We communicate with them to help stand up servers on our side, new servers like sandboxes and the like. In such cases, we will generally get help from the Zudy team. Overall, the setup is 50-50, complex and straightforward. The deployment took about four hours. Implementation of VINYL depends on domain. View full review »
VP of IT at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
Tim Ayres
Vice President Technology at Collette
I was not involved in the day-to-day of the initial setup, therefore it is hard for me to comment. However, I know that we were successful with it. Probably any limitations that we had at setup were due to some of the friction that we have internally in our network. View full review »
Logistics Director of Planning and Projects at FreshDirect
The initial setup was straightforward. The data connections simply pull in data, and it took five minutes to start building an app. It's easy to understand the basics and learn from other examples. However, it takes a bit of experience to know everything that it's capable of doing. View full review »
Scheduling Manager at a leisure / travel company with 501-1,000 employees
The setup was a little complex, but not that bad. I had Zudy specifically here. I was working with two of the developers and they were with me every step of the way. View full review »
Associate Director, Commercial Systems at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
While this tool was in-house before I started, but a typical application build takes a matter of weeks. Our company uses agile methodologies to quickly prototype, build, test, and deploy our solutions. View full review »
Larry Egan
Sr. Director Global Commercial Systems at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
Their services are excellent. They typically provide a team of resources to get the environment set up and help build your first app. View full review »
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