2020 – Dark Clouds in the Sky or Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Johannes Neumüller on 11/14/2019

Customers demand more flexibility and high information transparency whereas legal requirements extend business process time and increase complexity. Companies need to assure end-to-end reliability, also when it comes to closing the circle of circular economy. How can you overcome these challenges? A centralized platform assures flexibility, pace and the necessary success.

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ERP

How to overcome resistance during projects

by Patrick Jörg on 11/13/2019

Companies undergo a process of constant change – whether it is adapting to new framework conditions or gaining new competitive advantages. During these adjustments, many of the associated change processes reach their limits or even provoke active resistance from employees. One thing is certain: It is better to prevent resistance than to have to react to it.

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Digitization

All Excel or what?

by Michael Hering on 11/07/2019

Interdepartmental, integrated costing (“simultaneous costing”) has always been an issue in machinery and plant construction. At the VDMA (German federation of the engineering industries,) task forces in which companies exchange ideas on costing have become a permanent feature. How has this issue been around for so long, and why does it keep coming back on the agenda?

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ERP

Why change management?

by Patrick Jörg on 11/04/2019

Project management is generally at the forefront of all kinds of projects. This is also the case for ERP implementations, restructuring of IT systems, and other IT projects. Good project planning can stop a project from getting out of control – but it doesn’t automatically result in project success. What’s more, even when a project is completed to a satisfactory standard, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the project aims have been incorporated into the organization for the long term and will be lived out in practice in the future.

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ERP

From web to service: will you have to re-invent yourselves?

by Andreas Eichhorn on 10/21/2019

Digitalization is a real challenge, but it also opens up brand new possibilities. What looms on the horizon of the digital transformation process is digital integration. This means brand new possibilities for companies. In this blog, we’ll tell you what’s involved and how your business stands to benefit.

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Digitization

How CAD integration helps improve data quality

by Michael Hering on 10/14/2019

How well and how efficiently a business works depends largely on the quality of the available data. In discrete manufacturing, the biggest factor is clean CAD data. Only when this data is available can your production operations run smoothly.

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ERP

Digital roadmap: The journey is the destination

by Andreas Eichhorn on 10/10/2019

We start with the DigiCheck. And what comes next? First, our consultants figure out which of your business processes are currently well-supported by software solutions and which are not. The next step is to identify the “pain points” (processes that need improvement) and determine the target processes (the solutions that are needed). Based on a priority list, the project is broken down into individual, manageable stages. And so your digital roadmap begins to take shape.

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Digitization

Do you also need too long to find product changes?

by Michael Hering on 10/08/2019

Do you use CAD and ERP systems in order to work more efficiently? Great. But unless the two systems are able to communicate, you're not utilizing this combination to its full potential. Find out how you can give your business a leg up by integrating CAD and ERP systems.

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ERP

How to find the real digital potentials in the Circular Economy

by Johannes Neumüller on 09/27/2019

It can be seen as given, that we are right in the middle of the so-called digital revolution. Being a buzzword, the term generates a lot of momentum. That is of course positive, but sometimes it even scares business decision makers.

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ERP

Digital strategy in 3 steps?

by Maik Donner on 09/26/2019

There’s no doubt about it – going digital means almost unlimited development potential. What business wouldn't want a piece of that pie? But before you go running to the “digital buffet,” ask yourself this: What do we actually want to digitize, and what actions will produce the advantages we’re looking for? This initial question is the introduction to digital consulting – and our dialog with you.

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Digitization