Subcontractors, in particular installers of utility supplies but also fitters and finishers, are faced with the same economic challenges as the construction industry as a whole, which moves in a difficult environment hampered by tight public budgets, increasing international competition, demographic challenges and pressure resulting from climate policies. Added to this is the universal lack of skilled workers in the face of increasing pressure from foreign suppliers with low wages. Under these circumstances it is important to make optimum use of the available resources and simultaneously develop new areas of business such as services around core construction. Those in the best position are the mid-sized specialists, who operate at a high technical level, offer sophisticated construction work with innovative products and service concepts, and are well connected with clients, planners and partners in the industry. Progressive digitalisation in all areas of life 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 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 functions are based on the proven Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX business solutions, 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 such as QlikView and Microsoft Power BI help you to maintain a clear overview, even in the age of “big data”.
Fitting and installation businesses are embedded in complex planning and process schedules and must simultaneously ensure the highest quality and reliability. Digital tools can promote more efficiency in all areas of the business by linking planning and implementation, as well as by optimising the deployment of capital and resources. At the same time they unveil new opportunities for innovative products and service concepts while providing a solid information base for strategic business decisions. COSMO CONSULT offers a comprehensive portfolio of fully integrated industry solutions for the construction industry, in particular make-to-order and project-based manufacturing, which support all subcontracting business processes from piece production and small batch production via detailed capacity and resource planning through to fully integrated project management, and integrate these processes into the commercial, sales and strategic business workflow. Our production data acquisition and time recording solution manages not just all the important staff time information, but also times and quantities for your production orders and machines. Mobile data acquisition allows logistics processes to be directly networked with the business logic of your ERP system. And our EDI solution tool offers you electronic data exchange with your customers, suppliers, carriers and partners using all standard formats.
As our everyday lives and day-to-day business becomes increasingly digitised, 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 and, in particular, alters and expands the perception of the entire company, the future of which is “going 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. You can benefit from a cohesive overview of all relevant business processes — from the customer enquiry and design, commercial and technical project handling, assembly planning, implementation and object tracking through to settlement and final costing.
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 to simplify process automation and promote collective knowledge on an organisation-wide basis. This turns the workplace into the hub of your digital enterprise, providing every individual member of staff with optimum support for 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 implementing, servicing, maintaining and operating your company IT system, and lets you focus on the development of your core business.
COSMO CONSULT has many years of experience with digital solutions for the subcontracting industry. Our products are based on clear procedures, detailed knowledge of the business processes in different industries and excellent product expertise. Our experts will be happy to advise you about the unique 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.