Global Nonprofit Helps People Return Home to New Orleans and Beyond with ERP Solution
To many people, New Orleans is synonymous with jazz, Louisiana cuisine and Mardi Gras. To Habitat for Humanity, one of the world’s largest nonprofits and a Microsoft Dynamics customer, the lively city is home to families and neighborhoods still struggling to rebuild areas affected by the Gulf oil spill, Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Katrina. “It’s been seven years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, destroying 10 times more homes than any other natural disaster in U.S. history," explains Jim Pate, executive director, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. "We have the opportunity to help those affected get back on their feet — starting with giving them shelter.” Microsoft Dynamics has provided the organization with a flexible solution that helps its employees manage all steps in the supply chain, from processing donation dollars to handling shipments by land, air and sea.