Customer Success Story: Earth Island

Earth Island is a natural foods manufacturer with products sold in 18,000 grocery stores and 23 countries worldwide. With Western Computer’s industry experience, product expertise, and tailored services approach, Earth Island successfully reimplemented Dynamics NAV 2016, saving $100,000 on the project and achieving 99% utilization.

Matt Dunaj, Director of Accounting at Earth Island, elaborates:

Dynamics NAV is a perfect solution for us because it fulfilled all our needs without requiring any out-of-pocket customization.”

Reducing the required costs to create and maintain customizations was a motivating factor for Earth Island in choosing both Dynamics NAV and Western Computer. The team at Western Computer were able to tailor their services to support the unique needs of the organization as well. Earth Island has a very technically savvy ERP team and wanted to work with a partner who could provide them just the right amount of guidance, implementation service, ongoing support, and training.  

This ‘just what you need’ approach by Western Computer was a significant part in helping Earth Island achieve the substantial cost savings on the project. These savings could then, in part, be reinvested in adding new capabilities, such as ‘enhanced reporting’ which provide users with better insights and more business value.

“The skill sets at Western Computer are really what made this project a success. Without the support from their team, I would not have been able to deliver this project $100,000 under budget successfully. They empowered me with their willingness to share their knowledge and quality expertise in teaching me along the journey enabling me to replicate the process and achieve our goals,”  stated Dunaj.  

Now, Earth Island has not only upgraded their ERP system to current technology, they are also reporting a 99% utilization rate of NAV 2016 – a vast improvement over their previous usage, which means a higher return on their investment.


Follow Your Heart is a market & cafe based in Southern California, as well as a line of plant-based foods.  Their solar-powered manufacturing facility, Earth Island, is located just a few miles away. They strive to provide everyone with access to delicious, healthy foods and to be stewards of the environment.

Follow Your Heart is thriving and still committed to the same ideals and values that they had in 1970. Since their humble beginnings as a small market and café in Canoga Park, they have expanded our passion for great-tasting, healthy foods. They believe that all people deserve access to healthy food, that they should have compassion for all living things, and that they have a responsibility to be good stewards of the environment.

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