Alongside construction, project management (consisting of planning, control and monitoring) and project implementation are crucial for engineering and design companies. Software support is a significant factor in the success of projects in this area. In the future, ERP systems (in industry-specific versions) will still be at the heart of the in-house IT infrastructure for project service providers. However, this will be supported by the increasing digitalisation of various partly autonomous programs, sensors, apps and platforms, which offer enormous potential for optimisation in almost all process areas. New opportunities and requirements are being created for man and machine, from complete integration with Office systems for quotation creation, through project accounting, direct access to related calculations in all stages of the project, to active resource management.
The right ERP software lets you lay the foundations for your company's digital future today, secure in the knowledge that you will still have your finger on the pulse tomorrow. COSMO CONSULT is focused on the important topics of tomorrow and we are happy to advise you at any time and to work with you to develop your individual vision for the future. Collaborative research projects with the Fraunhofer Institute mean we can make the “Internet of Things” accessible and available to SMEs easily and cost-effectively. We are guided here by your specifications.
Already being in a position to implement Industry 4.0 in the cloud is not important. What is important, however, is already knowing which systems present forward-looking scenarios and are able to facilitate the integration of Industry 4.0 into the current system landscape. With COSMO CONSULT, you have a partner at your side who will deal with these issues and provide you with advice and practical help.
COSMO CONSULT has developed an ERP industry solution specifically for engineering, planning and design companies to support all of your operational needs, particularly project planning and project management work, freeing you up to focus on your core business. The COSMO CONSULT industry solution offers everything you need for creating specifications, purchasing, procuring external services or financial and cost accounting. All processes such as preliminary costings, offer management and order management, personnel planning and resource planning, time recording, invoicing, and purchasing are controlled using the project-related industry software from COSMO CONSULT. An additional highlight is the seamless CAD integration into the ERP system, connecting it easily with construction.
It also offers a bi-directional interface to Microsoft Project, allowing you to collaborate on projects with suppliers and then import the results back into the ERP system. The integrated signal monitor processes all project cost and progress-related information and offers a traffic light display, providing an instant project status overview and enhancing the quality of your service.
The advantages of seamless Microsoft Office integration are evident: information can be processed across different programs without causing any media breaks. For example, you can simply make bulk data changes in Microsoft Excel by exporting tables to Excel, editing them there and then importing them back to the ERP system. This import undergoes the corresponding plausibility checks, so that only valid data is sent to Microsoft Dynamics. Using the bi-directional interface to Microsoft Project, you can co-ordinate your planning with your suppliers, then input changes back into the ERP system. Document archiving using Microsoft SharePoint technology is also part of the process. This is an intuitive document management system and “document box” integrated into Microsoft Dynamics that serves as a central filing location for all kinds of documents. You can simply use "drag & drop” to move them there. You can also initiate, send and archive postings (in PDF format) directly from the ERP system. In addition, SharePoint as an Intranet system helps you to organise your cross-department project work.
We have been working closely with customers who are service providers for many years now to ensure our industry software and consulting services meet the actual requirements of this industry. Our many successful projects are proof of our expertise. So you can be sure that our industry solutions have been tested down to the very last detail and given a seal of approval by the real experts — the users.
At the same time, COSMO CONSULT maintains close contact with Microsoft to ensure that its industry solutions benefit from the latest software developments. All ERP solutions for engineering and planning companies offered by COSMO CONSULT are tested and certified by Microsoft.
Digitalisation is not everything. It is also important that the various IT systems interlock, preferably seamlessly. COSMO CONSULT is the perfect partner who can deliver you the whole portfolio of Microsoft Dynamics solutions from a single source.
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 engineer- and planning offices.
You may also be interested in one of our numerous cross-industry add-on solutions such as CAD integration, 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.