Just like many other sectors of the chemical industry, the paint and coatings industry faces major challenges: Rising energy and raw material costs, complex environmental regulations, the relocation of production and research establishments to Asia, extensive market saturation in western industrial nations – these are the difficult conditions that paint and coatings manufacturers now have to overcome. Innovative process solutions and technologies give rise to new possibilities for environmentally sound production processes. In future, it will also be increasingly important for paint and coatings companies to successfully position themselves in growth markets, and expand the existing customer base with modern sales and service concepts. Progressive digitalisation in all areas of life both drives these challenges and is the key to your solution: It accelerates business processes, revolutionises market activities and unleashes an as yet unimaginable number of creative possibilities.
For quite some time, modern business processes have been supported by an abundance of digital tools: From telecommunications, daily office processes, financial management, customer relations, warehouse management and logistics through to strategic business decisions, there is no area left that does not benefit from highly specialised software solutions. It is essential that all these solutions are optimally aligned to work in concert, creating added value through the intelligent provision and processing of information. COSMO CONSULT provides intelligent software solutions to digitally support all aspects of your business. Our complete ERP solutions for paint manufacturing are based on state-of-the-art technology from Microsoft. This enables you to benefit from the following advantages:
All of the functions are based on the proven business solutions, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX, combined with professional customer relationship management from Microsoft Dynamics CRM and the collaboration and document management system, Microsoft SharePoint. Together, these systems form a fully integrated, comprehensive and future-proof digital ecosystem for your company. The latest business intelligence tools like QlikView and Microsoft Power BI help you to maintain a clear overview, even in the age of “big data”.
Companies in the paint and coatings industry deal with customers from a variety of areas such as the automotive industry, construction chemistry, mechanical engineering, aerospace and shipbuilding. Their requirements are as complex and varied as the functional requirements of enterprise software. Information technology must be able to help paint and coatings producers concentrate on innovative products and service concepts through the efficient use of capital and production methods, while also providing a solid base of information for strategic business decisions. COSMO CONSULT offers an extensive portfolio of fully integrated industry and specialised solutions for companies in the paint and coatings industry. These solutions support all industry-specific production processes from recipe management, scheduling and capacity planning through to detailed batch management and hazardous materials management, and integrate these processes in the commercial, sales and strategic business workflow. Our quality management supports you in your daily quality assurance and in the optimisation of your supplier relationships. Mobile storage management allows logistics processes to be directly networked with the business logic of your enterprise solution. And our EDI solution is a tool that supports electronic data exchange with your customers, suppliers, carriers, and online shops based on all standard formats.
With the increasing digitalisation of our everyday life and everyday business, the important thing is not just to participate in this digitalisation, but above all, to help shape it. The change taking place affects the way we use software tools. Above all, this change alters and expands the perception of the entire company, the future of which is "digital". For COSMO CONSULT, the digital enterprise is no longer only a vision. We already provide networked solutions for all areas of your business including the infrastructure for innovative concepts based on Industry 4.0. These will give you a real-time view of your production equipment, machinery, tools and batches or packaging units. They digitally support the entire value chain from development, virtual and actual production to services.
Today, companies usually have a wide range of information systems, but often lack integrated information management. A key problem is isolation: The various systems operate separately and without direct reference to the work context in which they are used. However, to keep up with advances in digital transformation, a modern working environment must not only provide the relevant information for important decisions, but also actively and directly support tasks and workflows — whether in the office or on the move. COSMO CONSULT provides solutions for the digital workplace that support teamwork at your company and provide personal productivity tools that simplify process automation and promote collective knowledge on an organisation-wide basis. This turns the workplace into the hub of your digital enterprise that provides optimum support for every individual member of staff with regard to their respective tasks.
The digitalisation of business is in full swing. However, the casual acceptance of the use of modern business solutions today still often contradicts the effort required to provide them. The cloud is a well-established, simple, reliable and secure concept that enables companies to advance their digitalisation without having to think about infrastructure, hardware, servers and database systems. Depending on requirements, COSMO CONSULT's digital solution portfolio can be outsourced partially or fully using Microsoft cloud technologies. This frees up valuable business resources, saves the cost of implementation, servicing, maintenance and operation of your company IT, and lets you focus on the development of your core business.
COSMO CONSULT has many years of experience with digital EPR solutions for for coatings and paint manufacturing. Our products are based on clear procedures, detailed knowledge of the business processes in many industries and on excellent product expertise. Our experts will be happy to advise you about the exceptional possibilities that will result from the use of modern software technologies. Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements. We look forward to discussing how your company can join the digital era.