The core competence of DÜPERTHAL Sicherheitstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Karlstein am Main, which is part of the Hanning Group in Oerlinghausen, is in certified system solutions for process-optimized, secure storage of hazardous substances in safety cabinets. Bringing together research, development, production and full-service, the company's 90 employees offer their customers tailor-made solutions for a wide variety of requirements.
Expanding the business growth and being closer to customers require more standardized processes, mobile connections for employees and support through defined workflows. Based on these requirements, the management decided to implement the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solution for the future. Mapping the processes in standardized software and securing the investment and future use were decisive factors in the choice of the ERP solution, with the goal of creating a basis for a long-term guarantee of economic development.
The COSMO CONSULT Group, the leading Microsoft partner for Microsoft Dynamics in Europe, was chosen as the implementation partner. The proximity of COSMO CONSULT’s branch in Münster, the size and experience of the software house, as well as the variety of self-developed industry and special solutions were factors in this decision. The first project step then consisted of the reengineering of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 ERP system being used in Düperthal to fit with Dynamics NAV 2016. Further parts of the company are planned to be included in coming steps.
The close collaboration between management, COSMO CONSULT and key users produced a very standard-compliant solution, in which new requirements were also implemented. It was possible to avoid extensive customizing, above all because due to the rather large jump from the previous version to the current release numerous new functions were available. The project was launched in January 2016 and went live on May 30th. Further implementation in the other companies of the Hanning Group also facilitates future interactions between the group partners as well as facilitating cross-company reporting, analysis and consolidation.