The metals industry is characterized by a high percentage of small to midsized fabrication companies that supply larger manufacturers, including the automobile, electronics and construction industries. Competition is fierce, and with outsourcing, logistics and economic pressures mounting, metal fabricators are looking for new ways to get closer to their customers and gain a competitive advantage.
abas ERP provides you and your team the tools to:
- Find ways to make components better, faster and cheaper
- Improve container and packaging management
- Manage consignment warehouses
- Consolidate relevant information on customers and prospects
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Storing excessive materials or goods ties down capital and limits your ability to react to changing conditions.
Between rising costs, raw material scarcities, increasingly complex manufacturing processes, and customers' growing demands for quality, the need to be flexible has never been greater.
The need to control costs in the face of increasing global competition continues to drive down profit margins. You need to make every purchase count if you want to keep expenses low and improve your bottom line.
Give your team the tools to plot a profitable course for your business.
The financial health of your organization is the foundation on which your business grows. A healthy foundation gives you the flexibility to expand across international boundaries or diversify your lines of business.
Accurately tracking and reporting the lifecycles of your business’s fixed assets from acquisition through depreciation can be a daunting, stressful task.
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ERP Software PDM/PLM - Product Data Management / Product Lifecycle Management
Overcome the product data flood with abas ERP Software PDM/PLM solutions
Designing, developing and manufacturing complex products or extensive variants and customizations generates a flood of product data and documents. With the right solution your team can harness this wealth of information to reduce costs, boost productivity, and accelerate growth.
The ERP Software PDM/PLM solution for abas supports the entire product lifecycle by helping your people connect to the data and processes they need to deliver the quality your customers expect.
Get to market faster.
Centralize control of your product data for streamlined coordination within and between your teams for shorter time to market.
Eliminate compliance risks.
Easily archive relevant documents for machines, plants, and other technical components to meet national and international requirements.
Connect teams, with ERP Software PDM/PLM, regardless of their physical locations, to create cutting-edge solutions.
Take control of your projects
Tracking resources, budgets and milestones for multiple projects through diverse business departments can quickly get out of hand. Take control of your projects with effective management tools that help you and your team improve planning and coordination through all project phases.
By bundling and visualizing all relevant data, your business can stay on top of departmental, company-wide, or even international projects to deliver what your customers expect, when they expect it, for how much you told them it would cost.
Manage resources and materials for multiple projects with interactive, graphical tools and visualize up-to-date plans.
Keep your team aware of operational context so they can take action that best benefits your project as a whole.
Centrally plan all aspects of your project including inspections, approvals, or marketing schedules.
Create budgets, track costs, and preview the effects of changes to ensure the profitability of your project.
Stay on target.
Get a real-time picture of your project status with instant access to orders, change requests, expense reports, invoicing, customer information, and more.
Document Management System (DMS)
Go beyond paperless
An effective document management system is about more than “going paperless”—it’s an essential tool for improving the flow of information throughout your company by managing and archiving documents effectively and greatly reducing wasted time and unnecessary hassle with efficient search and retrieval options.
Document management in abas automatically archives documents created in the ERP system and enables you to store external documents, indexed by customer, vendor, product, or process for quicker access to the information you need.
Get the information you need, where you need it.
Centrally archive all essential documents and correspondence in the DMS for quick and easy access—even on the go.
Keep your documents safe.
Maintain a secure, revision-proof archive of all of your critical and legally required documents.
Compartmentalize sensitive information.
Business data can be highly sensitive and should be handled accordingly. A comprehensive rights management system helps you reliably control access to critical documents.
Take the stress out of document-based business processes with faster, more reliable digital workflows.
Spend less time searching.
Quickly access a manageable overview of all documents related to a specific business process.
Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)
Give your team the right tools
In today’s challenging business environment the need to deliver faster and at a lower cost has never been greater. No matter what your business makes, success depends on your team—and they depend on the tools you give them. Give your team advanced production planning tools to meet customer demands on time and at the lowest possible cost. Advanced Planning and Scheduling is designed to help manufacturers develop an attainable schedule while balancing internal constraints and limited resources. APS balances due dates, machine capacity, tooling and labor to develop a realistic plan of action to move orders through operation to delivery.
Advanced planning and scheduling not only visualizes relevant processes, materials and capacities for faster, more effective planning, but also helps your shop floor team quickly identify material shortages or bottlenecks so they can make proactive decisions.
Untangle complex processes.
Leverage manageable process overviews to untangle interdependencies and better predict the overall effect of individual changes.
Facilitate lean manufacturing.
Continually measure and monitor key production metrics, pinpoint optimization potential, and eliminate waste.
Run easy-to-configure simulations to forecast outcomes for “what-if” scenarios and successfully plan against limited capacities.
Empower your team.
Give your team access to the information they need to make informed decisions with full understanding of their impact.
Identify profitable investments.
Locate permanent bottlenecks and shortfalls to invest in resources that will drive your bottom line.
Embrace the shift
The customer journey has shifted. Not only has the internet revolutionized the way people search for products or services, it’s also become the worldwide method of choice for conducting business transactions with annual growth continuing to accelerate at a tremendous rate. Embrace the shift with an integrated webshop that allows you to interact with customers on their terms.
abas ERP enables you to design and maintain a professional webshop where your customers can comfortably search for products, receive personalized prices and discounts, check availability, and place orders—anytime, anywhere.
Enhance the customer experience.
Grant your customers instant access to view personalized prices and discounts, product availability, and order statuses based on real-time data from your ERP system.
Attract more customers with cutting-edge search engine optimization (SEO) that makes your products and services easier to find.
Make it yours.
Seamlessly match your webshop to your corporate identity and integrate additional features with extensive customization tools.
Eliminate manual entry errors and duplicate data capture with a bi-directional connection to your ERP system.
Mobilize your organization
Mobility isn’t a business trend—it’s a game changer. But just having an ERP connection on a mobile device isn’t enough. If you want to compete in today’s increasingly fast-paced environment, your organization needs to be mobilized with tailored solutions that accelerate access and workflows.
From your external salesforce and service engineers to your internal shop floor and warehouse teams, abas ERP provides solutions that connect the right people to the right information to keep your business moving.
Leave an impression with mobile access to CRM and sales relevant data that help you sell smarter and faster.
Deliver relevant, personalized service—anytime, anywhere—and earn the loyalty of your customers.
Reward Profitable Relationships.
Strategically manage vendor relations and access, edit and monitor procurement processes on the go.
Accelerate your shop floor.
Enable your team to clock attendance, view job lists and report work steps without running back-and-forth to a terminal.
Simplify inventory management.
Look up stock locations, post issues and receipts, or transfer stock from one location to another—from anywhere in your warehouse.
Get the count right.
Count inventory, enter amounts on the spot, check for accuracy, and then synchronize totals with the main system.
Business Intelligence (BI)
Unlock business potential
You already have the necessary information to ensure your business operates at continual peak performance—you just need to unlock it. No matter what type of business you run, Business Intelligence is the key to maximizing your business potential through greater insight into performance, trends and opportunities.
From standard reports to custom analyses and detailed simulation assessments, Business Intelligence turns your data into actionable insight to perform long-term, strategic business planning or make critical short-term decisions.
Connect your team.
Put information in the hands of the people who use it with intelligent, easy-to-act-upon dashboards and reports.
Integrate external data sources to quickly extend the scope of your insight.
Identify trends early and run real-time simulation and scenario assessments for more effective long-term planning.
Keep it relevant.
Easily create custom reports and analyses that deliver relevant insight.
Stay in the know.
Leverage up-to-date information and analyze changes as they happen.