abas ERP: ERP system for the metal industryReferences – Satisfied users in the metal industry
Benefits ofabas Business Software                                     Efficient software for your success!Over 2,500 compa...
abas ERP in the metal industryThe metal industry is characterized by midsize companies and is subject to a high level ofco...
Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 274Licenses: 86abas user since: 1993Products:Valves, stainless steel fitti...
Employees: 15                                                                                                          Lic...
Employees: 200Licenses: 50abas user since: 1990Products:Flanges and fittings madeof carbon steel, stainlesssteel and alloy...
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Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 50Licenses: 9abas user since: 2000Products:Sheet metal processing,laser cu...
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Employees: 120Licenses: 32abas user since: 1999Products:Aluminum andmagnesium wires                                       ...
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Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 30Licenses: 8abas user since: 2007Products:Metal processing               ...
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Employees: 530Licenses: 99abas user since: 1991Products:Worldwide market leaderin technical textiles forarchitecture, filt...
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Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 120Licenses: 35abas user since: 1998Products:High-quality sphericalbearing...
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Employees: 180Licenses: 56abas user since: 2003Products:High-quality sheet metaland metal parts for casing,apparatus, mach...
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Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 100Licenses: 9abas user since: 2000Products:Pre-finished cast parts madeof...
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Employees: 160Licenses: 55abas user since: 1997Products:Precision flat steel, wearingplates for molding boxes inthe limest...
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Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 40Licenses: 15abas user since: 2006 Products: Coaxial valves, armatures, m...
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Employees: 85Licenses: 9abas user since: 1993Products:Foundation plates,base frames, pedestals,machine housings,linear bea...
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Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 85Licenses: 10abas user since: 1999Products:High precision punched,pressed...
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  1. 1. abas ERP: ERP system for the metal industryReferences – Satisfied users in the metal industry
  2. 2. Benefits ofabas Business Software Efficient software for your success!Over 2,500 companiesin the manufacturing,distribution, and service abas Business Software supports midsize production, distribution and servicesectors have selected abas companies in all processes along the value added chain. The transparent hand-Business Software. ling of all relevant information provides a platform for proactively managingHere’s why: your business.• Excellent price/ performance ratio ABAS places great value on making the solutions design and operation as easy as possible.• Short implementation Focus is placed on the role-based visualization of data and processes. period and easy implementation abas Business Software allows for the efficient management of your business processes.• Excellent customer The system provides maximum flexibility when it comes to changes in the product, satisfaction organization, or reacting to new strategic requirements.• Long-term security of software investment and fast Whether complex automated processes in the supply chain, eBusiness or mobile return on investment (ROI) applications – ABAS creates opportunity for developing competitive advantage. As a• Broad function coverage consequence, customers can focus on delivering product innovations, and establishing and• Intuitive operation extending customer and vendor relations.• Scalability (number of users, clients) The evolutionary method for the continual and long-term modernization of abas Business• Continual software Software is unique in the ERP market. This is extremely valuable to the abas user because modernizations through as upgrades are deployed the customer is provided with a state-of-the-art solution, while upgrades individual modifications and settings are maintained.• Upgrade-secure modifications enable high-level of flexibility Our mission: using experience and innovation ABAS provides simple but, at the same time,• International and multilingual modern technological solutions, which will help you to be successful in a constantly changing business environment. Today and in the future! 2
  3. 3. abas ERP in the metal industryThe metal industry is characterized by midsize companies and is subject to a high level ofcompetition in all global markets. Increasing raw material prices result in pressure to lowercosts. Vendor processes are mostly extremely complex. Quality, reliability, delivery reliabilityand service are becoming more important in order to compete successfully and to secureand increase ones own position in the market.This sector of industry is very diverse: foundries, refiners, sheet metal forming, cuttingprocedures, metalworking and automotive component suppliers place specific demands ontheir IT solution. By means of a flexible ERP system, such as the abas Business Software,business processes can be optimized and efficiency can be increased. abas ERP supportsmade-to-order, small batch and made-to-stock production and provides extensiveproduction planning. Important functions for the metal industry are, for example, the"extended workbench" and lot management.The complete solution, abas Business Software, covers all business areas. The range offeatures includes: purchasing, sales, CRM, production/PPC, service processing, scheduling,costing, materials management/MRP, material valuation, cost accounting, financialaccounting, fixed asset accounting, group accounting, controlling, BI integration, eBusiness,portal technology, EDI, DMS integration, mobile applications.Performance range of abas Business Software 3
  4. 4. Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 274Licenses: 86abas user since: 1993Products:Valves, stainless steel fittings,stainless steel pipes, pipesupports, angle type strainers,cleaning technology, scrapertechnology, stainless steelmanholes, sight glasses,specialized production forpharmacies, food processingand breweries, etc. Armaturenwerk Hötensleben GmbH in Hötensleben (D) www.awh.deProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Problem-free With the implementation of abas Business Software revenue continually increased by conversion to Linux around 10–15% – with the same number of employees in the administration. The inventory• Completely reorganized management has become significantly more effective. Real savings could be made through warehousing the consistent implementation of the methods provided by abas ERP, in connection with an• UPS and shipping connection environment organized close to the system. It was possible to increase the lead times in• Connection to external production. The cost of paper used each year was reduced by around 5,000 EUR and around financial accounting 2,000 EUR are saved per year in postage costs. In quality assurance each process takes• Connection to a tool around 2 to 3 minutes less – for 8,000 processes a year that is a saving of around 20,000 dispensing system minutes or approx. 41 working days per year. Through the direct access to the ERP data and• Integration of the document the increased transparency in the company, time savings were made in all areas. management system by HABEL Project support: abas system gmbh, Berlin (D)• Quality and service support ”With exception of the picking list and packing slips, there are no more papers in circulation. This means that we were able to decrease our paper costs by EUR 5,000 and postage by EUR 2,000 per year. This did not include the savings made through the simplified processes which resulted through reducing the use of paper documents.“ Ingolf Wölk, Head of IT 4
  5. 5. Employees: 15 Licenses: 12 abas user since: 2005 Products: Flexible shelving systems made of steel with an extensive selection of dimensions, colors and combination possibilities made from glass and wood, as well as accessories.Balton System GmbH & Co. KG in Mömbris (D)www.balton.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:Due to the takeover of the worldwide business activities of leading shelving systems providers, • Quick implementationthe newly established company had to implement an ERP software at short notice in 2005. • Mass data processingThe abas partner was contacted on the recommendation of the key manufacturer. Four • Customized pricingweeks after the first contact was made the system was ready to go live. The actual project • Reaction time of abas partnerwith the distribution package, abas Distribution, only took three weeks. Amongst other things, • Checking the plausibilitythe external warehouse was connected and the reworked master files were imported. The of data entries using annext planned step is to use the abas EDI tools more extensively. abas FOP • Stable Linux installationProject support: ABAS Projektierung Rhein-Main GmbH & Co. KG, Langen (D) ”The positive experiences our vendor made with this software influenced us considerably in making a decision to implement abas Distribution. Looking back, I am still thrilled with the quick implementation which considerably increased the efficiency of our daily processes, as well as with the positive experience we’ve had with the support team of our abas partner, even after the real start. The possibility to realize our tasks ourselves using the abas tools gives me the security and confirmation that we started with the right partner and the right package. If the server had been available earlier, we would have started earlier, too.“ Armin Brückner, Head of Finance and IT 5
  6. 6. Employees: 200Licenses: 50abas user since: 1990Products:Flanges and fittings madeof carbon steel, stainlesssteel and alloy as well asbright steel Flanschenwerk Bebitz GmbH in Bebitz (D) www.bebitz.deProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Approx. 65,000 products Flanschenwerk Bebitz GmbH has been in business since 1911 and has maintained the• Individual QA system highest quality standards. Business processes and IT applications continually improve. The with abas connection abas Business Software was implemented in purchasing and sales, materials management,• Detailed material and scheduling, production, financial accounting, cost accounting and fixed asset accounting. The product management products are subject to detailed lot management in individual levels. Palette management with valuation has been integrated into dispatch handling. The storage location management goes by the• Product and customer- principle of chaotic warehousing. The UNIX-based environment has provided Bebitz with a related contribution problem-free IT operation since 1990. margin accounting• Very extensive, individually Project support: abas system gmbh, Berlin (D) created program runs• Parallel operation in India ”We have been working with abas Business Software since 1990. Monetary union, trust agency, reprivatization, inability to pay and since 2004 successful on the market again with an Indian management – all of this is due to ABAS. You cant find anything better.“ Roland Leitloff, Controlling 6
  7. 7. Satisfied users in the metal industry Employees: 110 Licenses: 30 abas user since: 2006 Products: Small batch production of precise mechanical components with a high production depthBeutter Präzisions-Komponenten GmbH & Co. KG in Rosenfeld (D)www.beutter.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:Beutter was established in 1909 and has made a name for itself nationally and internationally, • Connection to the archivingas a specialist in the supply of precise mechanical components. Premium precision solution by HABEL,components with a high production depth are produced by approx. 110 highly qualified the PDC system by Isgusemployees – ideally in small and medium series. Beutter places great emphasis on flexibility and the product LOGA by P&Iand reliability when planning due dates and resources. abas Business Software is the optimal all in one steptool to help Beutter handle sales orders for extremely complex individual components and • Linuxmodules, as well as customer requests.Project support: ABAS Projektierung GmbH, Karlsruhe (D) ”ABAS knows what customers require AND what they want: a flexible ERP software which is particularly upgrade secure.“ Dr. Ing. Wolf-Dieter Kiessling, CEO 7
  8. 8. Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 50Licenses: 9abas user since: 2000Products:Sheet metal processing,laser cutting, nibbling,chamfering Projekthighlights: Erich Deinzer Stahl- und Metallverarbeitung GmbH in Nürnberg (D) www.deinzermetall.deProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Smooth implementation Deinzer GmbH is a specialist for sheet metal processing and provides everything in this• Capacity planning industry from a single source. The 50 employees of the family-owned company design and• Interfaces to Datev and Zeus manufacture the perfect solution according to customer requirements. Since 2000 the• PDC implementation company has been supported by abas ERP. Processes can be represented in the ERP solution• Implementation of costing which ensures smooth handling of the many products. Due to the continual development of and quotation management abas Business Software, Deinzer is always up-to-date and new functions are available with• Unlimited upgradeability every new version, e.g. the optional DMS integration. Project support: ABAS Consulting GmbH & Co. KG, Höchberg / Würzburg (D) ”Precision in sheet metal at Deinzer and abas ERP – a strong team! We, as a supplier in the sheet metal industry, have to be quick and flexible and produce high-quality products which are tailored to customer requirements. abas ERP helps us in this process; we would never want to give it up again.“ Claudia Weber, Authorized Representative 8
  9. 9. Employees: 700 Licenses: 125 abas user since: 1997 Products: Foundry products Produkte: Blechverarbeitung, Laserschneiden,Projekthighlights: Friedr. Eisenwerke Wilh. Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA in Laufach (D) Nibbeln, Abkanten, www.dueker.de Description of the ERP project: Project highlights: For what seems like eternity in the fast moving IT industry, abas Business Software has • Highly complex product partnered with Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA. The company has a wide range of products. generator Focusing on the core competences "casting" and "surface finishing", a variety of products • Comprehensive pricing, are manufactured for individual areas of application. This is a challenge for a business IT bonus and discount calculation in terms of flexibility, adaptability and releaseability. abas ERP has been handling this job • Shipping control system brilliantly since 1997. Through regular upgrades Düker is able to benefit from the techno- • Molding box processing for logical progress without losing individual adjustments. For example, the reorganization of the foundry the entire logistics could be represented in the standard software without difficulty. • Set processing with variant logic • Costing expansions per Project support: ABAS Consulting GmbH & Co. KG, Höchberg / Würzburg (D) sales order • Expanded processing of confirmations • Loading equipment management • Diverse workflows • Expanded vendor valuation ”Especially during the upgrade, I am amazed about the options abas Business Software provides thanks to its specific software architecture. In the past years, we often adjusted functions that we required by means of the flexible user interface programming which is integrated in the software. These modifications remain after an upgrade. We carry out the adjustments as well as the upgrades, which can be implemented in one weekend, ourselves. In the case of capacity bottlenecks, we can always rely on the help of our supporting abas partner ABAS Consulting. Including all costs, i.e. maintenance costs or costs for an upgrade, abas Business Software scores excellently when compared to other systems.“ Christian Kern, Head of IT 9
  10. 10. Employees: 120Licenses: 32abas user since: 1999Products:Aluminum andmagnesium wires Drahtwerk ELISENTAL W. Erdmann GmbH & Co. in Neuenrade (D) www.elisental.deProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Conversion of cost Since its implementation, abas Business Software has substituted many isolated solutions accounting & fixed asset and is now used in all company areas. Since 1999, the number of employees in the accounting from an external administration has remained almost constant, even though there has been a 50% increase system to abas ERP in production. abas ERPs ability to be flexibly adjusted enables many individual evaluations• Individual complaint (including the respective printouts) in all areas. Transparency of business processes has handling increased considerably.• Sales order status by means of PDC Project support: ComputerKomplett SteinhilberSchwehr GmbH, Mettmann (D)• Connection of the detailed planning software Simcron• Connection of an external shipping planning system• Connection of a CTI system ”Despite continuous product expansions and an increased complexity of the software, the system can still be individually adjusted. It is very stable and does not need a lot of maintenance. We have no regrets about choosing abas ERP.“ Arndt Kollhorst, Head of IT 10
  11. 11. Satisfied users in the metal industry Employees: 500 Licenses: 88 abas user since: 1997 Products: Stamped and drawn components, sub-assembliesE. Ernst GmbH Umformtechnik in Oberkirch-Zusenhofen (D)www.ernst.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:For decades Ernst Umformtechnik has been a well-established automotive component • Individually created listssupplier. Metal forming parts for the automotive industry are important generators of and formsrevenue and growth. As an acknowledged development partner in the automotive supply • Connection of the subsidiarieschain, Ernst Umformtechniks long-term regular customers are not only vehicle manu- in the US and Francefacturers but also system and module suppliers. Housings for air bags, electric motors,electronic components and also transmission, cooling and suspension elements are themost common references. For the automotive industry and its system suppliers, ErnstUmformtechnik supplies components for airbag systems, transmission, clutch andgear-change systems, fastening elements and housings for control units. Ernst is also awell-known vendor in the household appliances and electric motor branch. Whether whitegoods, kitchen appliances or do-it-yourself equipment, metal casings and structural partsare a decisive component for the quality of the final product.Project support: ABAS Projektierung GmbH, Karlsruhe (D) ”We have been working successfully with abas Business Software since 1997. Through annual upgrades we are always using state of the art technology. Using abas eB we have realized our vendor connection to abas ERP. Communication with our vendors was significantly simplified. We are impressed with the quick realization of our requirements in abas eB. Due to our positive experience we will also use the abas eB application in other areas.“ Rolf Wingert, ERP Team Leader 11
  12. 12. Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 30Licenses: 8abas user since: 2007Products:Metal processing Estampaciones Metálicas JOM S.A. in Lliça d’Amunt (ES) www.estampacionesjom.comProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Connection of design Estampaciones Metálicas JOM specializes in the stamping, pressing and cold-pressing software of metals as well as various sheet metal processing production processes, such as laser• Reduction of cutting, stamping and welding. All requirements were fulfilled in the course of the abas ERP time-to-market implementation, such as the connection of the technical office to abas ERP, integration of production, planning and sales, plant data collection as well as parts management over 6 to 7 value-added levels. Project support: ABAS Business Solutions Ibérica S.L., Barcelona (ES) ”With abas ERP we were able to reduce time-to-market, since the design software was integrated into the ERP system. We were therefore able to considerably decrease the time to realize new projects.“ Josep Ma Calls, CEO 12
  13. 13. Employees: 65 Licenses: 8 abas user since: 2003 Products: Corrugating rolls, pressure rolls, glue rolls, cassettes, tungsten carbide coatingFRIESE GmbH & Co. KG in Mupperg (D)www.friese-rockwelle.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:10 years after the company was founded it could hardly be controlled by means of an • Multiple machine operationOffice package anymore and a change became necessary. This is the reason why when the • Made to order productionspecialist for corrugating roll production and roll reworking started a selection process – the • Lot managementdecision was made for abas ERP. After an intense survey of processes, which was carried • Machine data collectionout with the support of the abas software partner, the project went live after 6 months. Each • Project control withof the two clients represents a company for coating technology and one for roll processing infosystemsrespectively. • Cost accountingProject support: ABAS Projektierung Rhein-Main GmbH & Co. KG, Langen (D) ”The adaptability while upgradeability remains impresses me again and again. I have adapted almost all infosystems within abas ERP to our company. The cost-conscious associate will especially be pleased with this. Also, our project manager from ABAS Projektierung was always able to realize our requirements.“ Uwe Sünnemann, Project Manager 13
  14. 14. Employees: 530Licenses: 99abas user since: 1991Products:Worldwide market leaderin technical textiles forarchitecture, filter media andprocess bands GKD-Gebr. Kufferath AG in Düren (D) www.gkd.deProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Combination of large GKD-Gebr. Kufferath AG is a market leader providing technical meshes for architecture, filter series, small series and media and process belts. The meshes being produced in the three GKD business divisions make-to-order production differ considerably. Orders in the CREATIVE WEAVE area often have a batch size of one. But• Lot management GKD also produces in larger series. Some machines are producing the same product for• Support of the months. This mixture of large series, small series and make-to-order production is also a restructuring process challenge for the ERP system. A flexible, adaptable and future-proof system, such as abas within the company Business Software is needed, which can adapt to the constantly changing requirements• Connection of the of GKD. With regular upgrades of the ERP system, which was implemented in 1991, the subsidiary GKD-USA market leader for technical meshes from Düren is provided with the newest functions and technologies and is therefore always "up-to-date". Project support: ABAS Software AG, Karlsruhe (D) ”We have been using abas Business Software since 1991. Through upgrades we remain always up-to-date, in terms of technology and function. The software supports our complex requirements optimally due to its flexibility and adaptability. Without abas Business Software we would not be what we are today: world market leader for technical meshes.“ Dipl.-Ing. Ingo Kufferath-Kassner, Manager 14
  15. 15. Satisfied users in the metal industry Employees: 200 Licenses: 60 abas user since: 2008 Products: Aviation products, workholding systems, standard parts, soft-face malletsErwin Halder KG in Achstetten-Bronnen (D)www.halder.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:Over 70 years of experience, 200 employees, sophisticated machinery equipment as well as • Replacement of Baan IVa comprehensive range of products are the essential prerequisites to enable rapid and • Very short implementationreliable fulfillment of the most diverse customer requirements in the product areas time in all business areasaviation products, workholding systems, standard parts and soft-face mallets. Whether • Representation of fourstandard parts, special solutions or quality tools for industry and trade are concerned, Halder lines of businessis the competent partner. • Connection of the warehouse management systemProject support: ABAS Informationssysteme GmbH, Uhingen (D) MEGALOGISTIK • Integration of SmartCRM • Reduction of shipping processing times through connection of shipping software BEO • Representation of single unit, series or special production • PTR/PDC connection AVERO ”We needed a new ERP software with a very high consistency in all business areas.The abas project was implemented and realized in all departments in a very short time. Thanks to the quick and flexible adjustment to all business requirements, benefits could be quickly achieved in all departments.“ Anton Wahler, Project Manager 15
  16. 16. Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 120Licenses: 35abas user since: 1998Products:High-quality sphericalbearings, reference andfixturing systems HIRSCHMANN GmbH in Fluorn-Winzeln (D) www.hirschmanngmbh.comProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Excellent conversion The modern plant in Fluorn-Winzeln employs approx. 120 people in design, production and from legacy system Comet sales. The company is certified according to DIN ISO 9001 and EN 9100. Distribution of the to abas ERP companys products and customer support is carried out through a worldwide network of• Product flexibility company sales agents, subsidiaries and representatives. The program portfolio comprises• High level of system stability rod end bearings and spherical bearings according to DIN ISO 12240-4 (DIN 648K) and• Investment security through CETOP, customized special solutions as well as pre-finished system solutions, axial continual further shaft seals, fixturing, palletizing and handling systems, CNC rotary axis and OEM products development such as "C" Axis and toolchangers, as well as special components for erosion and high• Upgradeability remains, speed milling machines. abas ERP is being used in all company areas. The departments despite many individual sales, purchasing, production planning/scheduling, materials management and accounting/ adjustments controlling process the main part of the daily business using abas ERP. Project support: ABAS Projektierung GmbH, Villingen-Schwenningen (D) ”In the past years the abas Business Software has proven to be a very robust system. Since its implementation we have not had any downtime due to software errors.“ Horst Schneider, CEO 16
  17. 17. Employees: 250 Licenses: 65 abas user since: 2005 Products: Turned and stamped partsEwald Kaufmann GmbH + Co. KG in Remchingen (D)www.kaufmann-mikromechanik.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:With its partner companies Stanztronic and Mega Umformtechnik, Kaufmann Micromecha- • Independence ofnik is a fast growing company on the micromechanics market with best technical standards, operating systemworking with most modern and efficient machines. In order to also meet these high requi- • Methodical ERPrements in terms of business IT, Kaufmann was looking for an ERP system which could be implementation with abaseasily and quickly adjusted to the constantly increasing company requirements and would project managementsupport the continual company expansion. In the abas Business Software they found exactlywhat they were looking for: a flexible ERP software which will remain up-to-date in theyears to come, thanks to its evolutionary system approach.Project support: ABAS Projektierung GmbH, Karlsruhe (D) ”The decision for ABAS Projektierung and abas ERP was setting the tone for our company. The entire project team cooperated well. We came to know and love ABAS. There is nothing that cant be done. Since going live we have been optimizing the system permanently to our requirements and those of our customers. Already two weeks after thego live all departments were working routinely. All employees were able to safely operate the system. The decision for ABAS was right, I would make it all over again.“ Kai Höpfinger, Member of the Management 17
  18. 18. Employees: 180Licenses: 56abas user since: 2003Products:High-quality sheet metaland metal parts for casing,apparatus, machine, plantand commercial vehicleconstruction KLB Blech in Form GmbH in Herbolzheim (D) www.klb-kuri.deProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Warehouse management KLB Blech in Form GmbH is one of the leading addresses for complex and high-quality connected to abas ERP via sheet metal parts or modules made of metal in any form and size. When the previous abas eB scanner solution business software, which consisted of many isolated solutions, reached its limits, the sheet• Stocktaking is less error metal specialist KLB was looking for a new ERP system. A suitable solution was found in prone and time effort is the flexible and at the same time upgradeable abas Business Software. The ERP system has reduced been supporting the unparalleled expansion of KLB since 2003. Three organization changes,• RFID in paint shop a tripling of the number of employees and ten times as many processes were represented in• Upgradeability and further the business software without migration. Despite the many customizations, KLB carries out development support upgrades in only one weekend. company growth Project support: ABAS Projektierung GmbH, Freiburg (D) ”Our ERP system has been growing with us evolutionary in all areas. eBusiness, warehouse management with barcode scanners, detailed planning with etagis and use of RFID are only some highlights. To recognize production bottlenecks quickly and to rearrange capacities, we have, for example, connected our detailed planning with the ERP system through an infosystem. Make-or-buy, our IT now shows me clearly where a problem is. Our productivity has increased considerably. With other systems we would have had to migrate twice to achieve what we have now.“ Tobias Hofstetter, Head of Sales 18
  19. 19. Satisfied users in the metal industry Employees: 70 Licenses: 9 abas user since: 2003 Products: Stamping technologyLeicht & Müller Stanztechnik GmbH + Co. KG in Remchingen (D)www.leicht-mueller.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:The four divisions of Leicht & Müller are the production of high performance stamping tools, • EDI integrationthe production of high precision stamped parts, the development of stamping lines to provide • Connection of a timecomplete solutions and the production of hybrid parts with metal and plastic in the form of recording systemovermolding stamped parts or complete assemblies. The automotive supply industry alwayshas been one of the principal customers. It ensures that stamped parts by Leicht & Müllerare used in most German cars and can there contribute to security and comfort.Project support: ABAS Projektierung GmbH, Karlsruhe (D) ”Thanks to abas ERP we have all processes under control. Our processes have become more transparent, this gives us full control at any time. This requires excellent maintenance and a safe handling of the abas ERP system, which is tailored to our requirements. Transparency = control!“ Marco Müller, Head of Sales + Project Management 19
  20. 20. Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 100Licenses: 9abas user since: 2000Products:Pre-finished cast parts madeof aluminum, yellow brassand bronze METTEC Guss Metallgießerei und Formenbau GmbH in Wels (A) www.mettec.atProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Problem-free data transfer In November 1999, the metal foundry opted for abas ERP with an ambitious target: the ERP• More flexibility in implementation was to be concluded in five months. The actual advantages and the potential purchasing and costing of abas Business Software became more apparent, day by day, as the tool was used. Not• Quality improvement only the management and the commercial department profited from the ERP solution,• Improvement in delivery design and production also use the system intensely. Production and foundry manage without reliability work scheduling. Not only are for these areas up-to-date product master files available, they also contain design drawings, which are produced using Autodesk Mechanical Desktop and Inventor. Project support: Nittmann & Pekoll GesmbH, Vienna (A) ”Today we can plan in more detail and are therefore able to improve delivery reliability. This was received well by our customers.“ Christian Kirchschlager, Acting CEO 20
  21. 21. Employees: 100 (group) Licenses: 35 abas user since: 2005 Products: Special solutions in tailored tubes production, 3D laser processing, design serviceMichelfelder Unternehmensgruppe in Fluorn-Winzeln (D)www.michelfelder.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:Michelfelder is a midsize group of companies, located in Fluorn-Winzeln and further • Integration of all companieslocations in Haan and Bursa (Turkey). In addition to the outsourcing of the Michelfelder of the groupAutomotive GmbH on January 1st, 2001, from the Michelfelder Edelstahltechnik GmbH, as • Connection of futurewell as the upcoming integration of the subsidiary MIGA Sealtec, there was a requirement locationsin 2005 to change from the existing solution to a multi-client capable ERP system that • Methodical implementationwas able to comply with current requirements and processes of Michelfelder, and would • Simple upgradesalso be adaptable and evolutionary in the future to cover upcoming requirements andcontinuous improvement.Project support: ABAS Projektierung GmbH, Karlsruhe (D) ”Both, the high coverage of our functional requirements in the standard, and the therefore manageable adjustments, as well as the methodic implementation by the partner ABAS Projektierung GmbH in Karlsruhe have helped our decision in favor of ABAS. This has proven to be true during the course of the project and the successful implementation on time.“ Elke Ade, Head of IT 21
  22. 22. Employees: 160Licenses: 55abas user since: 1997Products:Precision flat steel, wearingplates for molding boxes inthe limestone industry, screwconveyors, metering systems,solid feeding systems forbiogas plants PRÄZI-Flachstahl AG in Everswinkel (D) and PRÄZI-Fördertechnik GmbH in Bohmte (D) www.praezi.deProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Short implementation On the basis of available IT solutions and a lack in Euro compatibility of the old IT system, period, go live within PRÄZI was searching for a complete and future-safe ERP system for the made-to-order 3 months and small batch production. In addition to the pure ERP functionality including financial• Use of many upgradeable accounting, the system flexibility and upgradeability using a Linux/Unix operating system individual adjustments was the deciding factor to buy. abas ERP is also being used in the European subsidiaries, e.g.• System stability: in Hungary and the Czech Republic. no unplanned system downtime since 1997 Project support: ComputerKomplett SteinhilberSchwehr GmbH, Mettmann (D)• Integration of all ERP modules ”A high performance and stable ERP system which has proven its upgradeability many times and to our utmost satisfaction despite many individual adjustments carried out by ourselves. We have no interface problems due to the integrated database. Everyone wants a functioning and low maintenance ERP environment!“ Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Torsten Kallweit, Head of IT/Organization 22
  23. 23. Satisfied users in the metal industry Employees: 55 Licenses: 15 abas user since: 2006 Products: Production and sales of coins/ medals and asset values, production and sales of semifinished products for the jewelry industryReischauer GmbH in Idar-Oberstein (D)www.gold4nine.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:Well-known German ERP providers had already declined to do a presentation for Reischauer • Management of preciousGmbH due to the substantial industry specifics. The family company, founded in 1913, metal accounts and stockhad been working with a system for over 10 years, which could only be kept up-to-date levelswith a lot of effort. Therefore, the selection team of Reischauer GmbH was looking for an • Up-to-the-minute dailyupgrade concept to maintain the current status. This, the experience of the management price calculation in thewith a competitor and the know-how of the presenter, who later became the project processesmanager, lead to the decision in 2006 to use abas ERP. Since then, several • Cuvette productionupgrades were carried out which affirmed this decision. Since 2009 the company has • Platform for integratedbeen represented on the Internet at www.gold4nine.de with asset products made of gold eBusinessand silver. Processes are directly carried out in abas ERP which is linked to the eBusiness • Business intelligence linksolution abas eB. (analyzer) • Infosystems for controllingProject support: ABAS Projektierung Rhein-Main GmbH & Co. KG, Langen (D) ”The requirements that were necessary for us and were already shown in the first presentation were fully confirmed in the project. Upgradeability and flexibility areno empty promises. With abas ERP we are able to represent new fields of business without problems. The best example for this is our website www.gold4nine.de which was recently launched, and is equipped with up-to-date precious metal prices and uses abas ERP and abas eBusiness as a base. The decision for abas Business Software was dead right.“ Burkhard Görner, Head of Sales 23
  24. 24. Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 40Licenses: 15abas user since: 2006 Products: Coaxial valves, armatures, metal valves, special valves, plastic valves RSG Regel- und Steuergeräte GmbH in Ingelfingen (D) www.rsg-top.deProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• From isolated solutions to an RSG Regel- und Steuergeräte GmbH has a wide range of products and this variety must integrated business software also be represented in the business software. Until the end of 2006, RSGs IT environment• Increase in delivery reliability consisted of a number of isolated solutions. It became more and more difficult to represent and decrease of lead times the continuously changing requirements in the solutions. This is the reason why RSG was by using the scheduling looking for a new company IT. The system should be integrated, flexible, upgradeable and• Increase in productivity easy to use. The abas Business Software was selected. The software went live on January 2,• Error prone double entries 2007. Since then, transparency and productivity in the company have increased, lead times no longer exist could be decreased and delivery reliability has also increased. Project support: ABAS Informationssysteme GmbH, Uhingen (D) ”Our entire sales order processing is now created in abas ERP. We can thus determine and confirm delivery dates on short notice. Ever since we have been using scheduling, our delivery reliability has increased and lead times were reduced. Productivity has increased. Time-consuming and error-prone double entries are a thing of the past. RSG produces small series from 1 to 10,000 pieces, perforce there are many product innovations which we constantly represent in our ERP system. In this way the system optimally supports our internal, continuous improvement process. Our consignment warehouse, which is managed according to Kanban principles, is also managed in our ERP system. We are absolutely sure that we will also be able to represent all future requirements in our business IT.“ Rainer Werthwein, Head of Sales 24
  25. 25. Employees: 200 Licenses: 80 abas user since: 1998 Products: Workholding systemsSMW-AUTOBLOK Spannsysteme GmbH in Meckenbeuren (D)www.smwautoblok.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:In an export company with such a wide range of products such as SMW-AUTOBLOK, the • Efficient sales controlsales side is of great significance. Not only the sales processes were optimized with the • Work preparation is lessimplementation of abas ERP, significant improvements can also be recognized in other time-consumingareas of the business: lower production lead times, improved machine load, increased • Production lead time hastransparency. The production is transparent, free capacity or bottlenecks are displayed been improvedclearly. Already running orders can be edited, e.g. concerning machine and time, only the job • Optimization of machine loadticket is printed. The integrated PDC system is completely sufficient for the requirements of • Use of a detailed planningSMW-AUTOBLOK. The abas infosystems provide extensive options in all areas to quickly andclearly evaluate the data.Project support: ABAS Informationssysteme GmbH, Uhingen (D) ”After many years of cooperative working with ABAS I can still to this day say: it was the right decision to make. We started after a nine month preparation period with 40 licenses in the old ASCII interface and an IT department with 1.5 people. Now we work with 80 licenses in the modern graphical interface which has many new options. The annual upgrades are imported without problems and our individual adjustments remain. The IT department still consists of only 1.5 people.“ Joseph Wirth, Head of IT 25
  26. 26. Employees: 85Licenses: 9abas user since: 1993Products:Foundation plates,base frames, pedestals,machine housings,linear bearings, portals Metalltechnik Tamke GmbH in Soltau (D) www.metalltechnik-tamke.deProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Various specific adjustments The Metalltechnik Tamke GmbH was able to optimize business processes by implementing to optimize the materials abas Business Software. The main reason for the decision was that abas ERP can be management and production, implemented with relatively low procurement costs and can be run at a low cost. The e.g. priorities list, compilation implementation time was relatively short: the conversion phase of the data transfer and of sorts of material, etc. the individual adjustments was completed after only three months. The sales order process• Short implementation period: is transparent, the work preparation is more effective because processes become more 3 months from the data clear and the capacity planning is a valuable aid for the production control. Also guaranteed transfer to the individual is the security of the costing and final costing. adjustments Project support: abas system gmbh, Berlin (D) ”The decision made to use abas ERP was not a difficult one. All requirements were fulfilled – and some were more than fulfilled. Using abas Business Software the business processes are clearly represented in each phase of the project. The production planning and control is now more transparent, more flexible and faster whereby we fully utilize a significant amount of rationalization reserves.“ Wilhelm Tamke, CEO 26
  27. 27. Satisfied users in the metal industry Employees: 20 Licenses: 7 abas user since: 2006 Products: Modules and sophisticated customized precision partsTrefz GmbH in Cleebronn (D)www.trefz-gmbh.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:When Trefz was founded in 1969, emphasis was placed on the subcontracting of ground • Smooth implementationparts for the electronics and mechanical engineering industries. Today the company and very shortprecisely, quickly and efficiently produces modules and sophisticated customized precision implementation timeparts. High precision in the production, reliability in the sales order processing and ongoing • Easy familiarizationinvestments ensure growth - now and in the future. At the end of 2005 the decision wasmade for the ERP solution abas ERP, implementation took place within a very short time.Since it is very easy to become familiarized with the software, a lot of in-house adjustmentsare possible. The abas Business Software steadily grows with the company.Project support: ABAS Consulting GmbH & Co. KG, Höchberg / Würzburg (D) ”Why did we not start using abas Business Software earlier?“ Uwe Trefz, CEO 27
  28. 28. Satisfied users in the metal industryEmployees: 85Licenses: 10abas user since: 1999Products:High precision punched,pressed, drawn and bentparts including therespective tool setsand assemblies WKF-GmbH Metallwarenfabrik in Sömmerda (D) www.wkf-metall.deProject highlights: Description of the ERP project:• Interface to CAQ, When WKF-GmbH Metallwarenfabrik was founded in 1992, the focus of production was HYDRA and Datev placed on the production of transfer and follow-on composite tools in the factory-owned tool• Software flexibility shop. Little by little the machinery and product portfolio was expanded. Today, in addition to tools and assemblies, the company also produces high-precision punched, pressed, drawn and bent parts, and since March 2010 also laser parts. The abas ERP system was a constant companion who has been growing continuously with the companys requirements since its implementation in 1999. Project support: ABAS Consulting GmbH & Co. KG, Höchberg / Würzburg (D) ”The flexibility and customizability in the display area as well as for evaluation options make the abas ERP system a true partner – also for the future.“ Yvonne Herold, Marketing/Sales 28
  29. 29. Employees: 70 Licenses: 32 abas user since: 2003 Products: Materials made of aluminum, CNC machining for complicated special parts both in mass production and small batches, processing of non-ferrous, semi-finished products.Westdeutscher Metall-Handel Friedrich Hermann GmbH in Essen (D)www.wmh.deDescription of the ERP project: Project highlights:Successful merchants not only have a great product range but also offer their customers • Lot-related residual lengtha service which distinguishes them from their competitors. Someone who is able to managementreconcile these two things and also works profitably, will be a successful player on the • Warehouse managementmarket. Westdeutscher Metall-Handel (WMH) has been winning over a large number including high rackof customers for decades thanks to a plus in service. The certified supplier has also warehouseestablished itself in the aviation industry. The numerous requirements at WMH are • Service processingrealized in the ERP system by ABAS. The system, which was implemented by the IT • Connection of the Chineseservice provider ComputerKomplett SteinhilberSchwehr, provides all the necessary importer to the ERP systeminformation and ensures a high level of information transparency as well as informative • Webshop with abas eBcost accounts. • Cut optimization for metal plates using the connectionProject support: ComputerKomplett SteinhilberSchwehr GmbH, Mettmann (D) software Ardis • Connection of abas ERP to the telephone system per CTI • PTR/PDC by IVS • Connection of the customs software BEO (ATLAS) ”We are certain that we have made the right decision with ABAS and ComputerKomplett SteinhilberSchwehr and that we will be able to deal with future challenges in the metal trade. Information transparency has been increased considerably. Key figures can be represented quicker and more clearly. Many processes in our company, such as plant data collection or cost accounting, could not be realized before.“ Frank Hermann, CEO 29
  30. 30. Software from a midsize business for midsize businesses The core competence of ABAS Software AG is the development of flexible ERP and eBusiness software for midsize companies. The ABAS company was founded in 1980 and has now become an international group of companies with 50 abas partners in 30 countries. ABAS covers the entire range of small and midsize businesses from 4 to 400 ERP users. Corporate philosophy: „The Spirit of ABAS“ Satisfaction, quality, and service go together – ABAS is guided by this principle in its daily work. The main idea is that ABAS customers can concentrate on what is of most importance to them: their core business. ABAS lives with its users and looks for the constructive dialog with them, their suggestions give important impetus for the further development of abas Business Software. Directness and trust contribute to a continually profitable cooperation. ABAS has proven this for over 30 years.30
  31. 31. Solid economic basisABAS has always relied on a stable economic basis. It is the requirement to invest ininnovations and for long-term planning. For over 15 years ABAS has been profitable. Thestrategy of the sustainable development in connection with independence of banks andinvestors is important for ABAS in the future.Global partner network through common dedicationABAS has assembled a global network of qualified implementation partners: about 50 abassoftware partners in 30 countries worldwide know the requirements of their local markets.They guarantee short reaction times and high service quality. With the international abasimplementation methodology which has been proven in numerous projects, ABAS ensuresimplementation success even across borders. 31
  32. 32. © ABAS Software AG · As of June 2011 · Subject to change without notice · Prod. no.: Reference folder metal industry Find us on:www.abas-software.comABAS Software AG · Südendstraße 42 · 76135 Karlsruhe · Germany · Tel. +49 721/ 9 67 23 - 0 · Fax +49 721/ 9 67 23 -100 · info@abas-software.com

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