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Integrated digital solutions for the automotive industry

No other industrially mass-produced item has had such a massive impact on our lives as the car. Alongside conventional vehicle manufacturers and special vehicle manufacturers, automotive part suppliers are an integral part of the automotive industry. Increased outsourcing, or external production, in this sector means that the automotive supply industry is growing in importance. The automotive industry is by far the most important branch of industry in Germany, if primarily considering sales figures.

Companies in this industry must deliver exactly on time and take account of a number of national and international laws and standards. At the same time, customers increasingly expect higher product quality and better service. Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, and the digitalisation of almost all business-relevant areas creates many new opportunities and challenges for the entire automotive industry.

Automobile supply industry

Shorter and shorter production cycles and constantly changing guidelines demand a huge amount of flexibility from ERP software. The automobile supply industry solution supports you perfectly.

Software technologies for all company areas from a single source

The automotive sector already uses software for almost all areas of life. Business software such as ERP, CRM, DMS, PLM, CAD, business intelligence, Microsoft Office applications and even telecommunications and a range of other systems are already used in automotive companies to different degrees. An intelligent complete digital solution is not purely an ERP system, machine data processing or the integration of a PLM system into ERP software. On the contrary, it is a network of all business-relevant systems and data inside and outside of the company that makes optimum use of all potential to promote the success of a company.

Intelligent Industry 4.0 software solutions from a single source

With business software from COSMO CONSULT, you can create a basis for the development of an intelligent, complete digital Industry 4.0 solution for your company today. The ERP systems Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX and the certified and globally applied industry solutions for the automotive industry developed by COSMO CONSULT form the core of the complete digital solution. Through the complete integration of Microsoft Office 365 and components such as Microsoft SharePoint or Skype for Business into the ERP world of Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, we provide a modern, digital workplace from a single source today. And technical departments at the company are also included through the integration of CAD, PLM and machine data. Even modern IoT (Internet of Things) applications can be seamlessly integrated using the Microsoft IoT Hub. Powerful business intelligence software such as Microsoft Power BI or QlikView/Qlik Sense is available for evaluating and analysing data from all areas of the complete solution, which can help you make the right decisions to ensure the success of your business. With the intelligence of Microsoft Machine Learning and predictive analytics you not only receive evaluations of the current data but also gain concrete recommendations for action on the basis of experiences, forecasts or complex algorithms.

Business software for people

The complete digital solutions from COSMO CONSULT enable people at your company to be more productive, achieve more and master future challenges with the support of intelligent, state-of-the-art IT solutions. In order to establish consistent business processes across different countries, you need ERP software that can also handle these specific requirements. Shorter and shorter production cycles and constantly changing guidelines demand a huge amount of flexibility from ERP software. All departments must coordinate seamlessly with one another at all times, from product development and procurement through to production itself. What's more, the automotive industry expects standardised EDI processes to be fully integrated into the ERP software from the outset.

Specialist for the automotive industry

When looking for new ERP software, automotive companies need more than a solution that caters only for the production environment. An ERP system in the automotive supply industry must demonstrate a high level of standardisation. The standards and business processes surrounding EDI form an integral part of such systems, as do the integration of logistics service providers (LSPs) and special custom processes used by the major automotive manufacturers. The data mapper integrated in ERP converts the different data formats such as VDA, ODETTE, SAP IDOC, XML, PHOENIX, TRADACOM, ANSI X12 etc. This data mapper makes additional converters (for example from Seeburger, Crossgate or stratEDI) superfluous.

EDI import mapping e.g. VDA4905

Screen shot ERP industry solution: EDI import mapping e.g. VDA4905 - developed by COSMO CONSULT.
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Industry solution for the automotive industry

Today, the ability to manage outsourced production is vitally important for many suppliers. After all, it is only possible to control production in all plants from a central location and enable automatic exchange of data between the various plants if the software covers multiple sites.

The driving force behind any efficient ERP solution that perfectly maps business processes is a defined approach to supply chain management (transparent tracking, planning and control of the relevant supply chains, including order processing and budget planning).

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Digital industry solution from the cloud

All our solutions are optionally available as a leasing model from the cloud. This makes it completely unnecessary for you to develop a complex in-house infrastructure. Instead you can obtain all services on a monthly rental basis. Only what you actually use will be charged – without high initial investments.

Why COSMO CONSULT?

As the world's leading Microsoft Dynamics ERP partner and certified industry expert, COSMO CONSULT offers industry solutions for the automotive sector that have been fully tested by Microsoft. We have been working closely with our customers for many years now to ensure that our industry software and consulting services meet the actual requirements of this industry.  At the same time, COSMO CONSULT maintains close contact with Microsoft to ensure that its industry solutions benefit from the latest software developments. All industry solutions offered by COSMO CONSULT are tested and certified by Microsoft.

Does this sound interesting?

By working with you, we know that we can find the ideal concept to meet your specific requirements. For more detailed information, take a closer look at our industry solution for the automotive industry. You may also be interested in one of our numerous cross-industry add-on solutions such as EDIquality management, vendor rating, business intelligence or mobile warehouse management.

Get in touch with us to discuss how COSMO CONSULT can help you to get more output of your business. We look forward to hearing from you.

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