Kahlbacher has been supported by abas since 2001. The ERP system stays up-to-date with the newest advances in technology thanks to a sophisticated upgrade strategy, enabling the system to manage all internal and inter-company processes. The company uses all areas of the highly integrated software, from purchasing and sales to production control, scheduling, and financial accounting. Kahlbacher is able to produce many variants of their products themselves. The replacement parts area of the business, however, is a mixture of distribution and production. Since Kahlbacher began working with abas, their process times have improved, workflows have been continuously optimized and transparency within the company has increased. Users from every department test new versions of the software before an upgrade is implemented. Updates are then completed over a single weekend.