In elevator construction price competition is forcing the industry to constantly rationalise and innovate. Technical innovations such as elevators without a machine room are a ray of hope. Orders received for cable elevators without machine rooms now form more than two thirds of the elevator market.
For ERP software to be able to demonstrate its strengths and add value to the elevator construction industry, it needs to understand the specific business requirements. As one of the world's leading Microsoft Dynamics ERP partners and a certified industry expert, COSMO CONSULT offers industry solutions for the elevator construction industry that have been fully tested by Microsoft.
Elevator construction products can differ greatly and changes to the designs are often made. The same components are installed, albeit in different forms. That is why it is extremely beneficial to be able to simply refer to checklists of the product requirements that vary from project to project. The resulting dynamic bills of materials increase efficiency during the design phase. Existing lists can be revised quickly and easily and stored as a new reference document.
When there are design RFQs, it is important that the designer (or engineer) can check the quotation from a technical perspective or support the company in creating the quotation. Simultaneous costing is vital to keep costs transparent from the beginning and view the current status across all departments.
A powerful, industry-specific ERP system provides elevator construction companies with the support they require in these areas.
"Task-based scheduling” can provide support in utilising machinery and production processes. Companies that require a visual representation of their utilisation can configure their sequence planning using a graphical planning grid and then make changes directly to the grid with drag & drop. If customers send modification requests during the manufacturing process and there is a machine data connection to the ERP system, the system allows a flexible response during production.
Project management is also supported from the quotation calculation stage onwards. Decisive success factors include drawing up project structure plans to control procurement items and optimising the delivery process, for example, in which materials are delivered directly to the customer assembly point.
The advantages of seamless integration of Microsoft Office are obvious: you can work across program boundaries without media interruptions. For example, you can easily make bulk data changes in Microsoft Excel by exporting tables to Excel, editing them and then importing them back into the ERP system. This import undergoes the corresponding plausibility checks, so that only valid data is sent to Microsoft Dynamics. The result is numerous seamless interactions between the Microsoft worlds.
We have been working closely with make-to-order companies for many years 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. The COSMO CONSULT solutions are based on the latest Microsoft Dynamics technology and are seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision).
The decision to purchase an ERP system is always one of strategic importance. With COSMO CONSULT, you have the right IT partner on board to support your investment: Certified by Microsoft Dynamics means, that our products are future proof and that we are one of the top partners for Microsoft Dynamics. What's more, our in-depth knowledge of the elevator construction sector is confirmed through the numerous successful projects we have under our belts. 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.
Digitalisation is not everything. It is much more important that the various systems interlock, preferably seamlessly. COSMO CONSULT and Microsoft are the right partners for supplying best-of-breed solutions from a single source. We have intermeshed Microsoft technologies: SharePoint technology with the ERP suite from Microsoft and the new Office world. This makes us unique and gives you the best opportunities. Integrated worlds – linked seamlessly.
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 elevator construction. You may also be interested in one of our numerous cross-industry add-on solutions such as CAD integration, factory data capture, 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.