Glass is something special — and not just because it is one of mankind's oldest hand-made materials, but also because its unique and diverse properties make it hard to imagine life without it. In everyday life, architecture, science and research and the high-tech sector, products from the glass industry can be found everywhere and are as varied as their areas of use. The biggest challenges currently facing companies in the glass industry include: Globalisation and increased competition in domestic markets, energy price increases and stringent environmental regulations, cost pressure from market-dominating consumers, high investment costs in the case of glass troughs and production equipment and long research and development times. These are the difficult circumstances with which the glass industry must contend. 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 solutions 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”.
The software infrastructure requirements of glass producers, processors and refiners are as diverse as their individual business priorities. COSMO CONSULT offers an extensive portfolio of fully integrated industry and specialised solutions for companies in the glass industry. These solutions support all industry-specific production processes from recipe management, scheduling and capacity planning through to detailed container management and batch tracking, 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 solutions for the glass industry. 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.