In Germany, instrumentation and equipment engineering is as important as machine engineering and plant engineering. In an industry dominated by SMEs, the process is focussed particularly strongly on design, as in other areas of make-to-order production. Every business is unique in its own way. In the future, ERP systems (in industry-specific versions) will still form the heart of in-house IT infrastructures for instrumentation and equipment engineering. However, ongoing digitalisation means they will be supported in the future by many different, partly autonomous programs, sensors, apps and platforms . They create an enormous potential for optimisation in almost all process areas; these include tender preparation using completely integrated Office systems, direct access to external production processes with or without materials provision, active lifecycle management of manufactured instruments and equipment and the associated new service and maintenance requirements.
Modern ERP systems, such as Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics AX, enable you to start laying the foundation 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 topics of tomorrow. We are happy to advise you at any time and to work with you to develop your individual vision for the future. Research projects with the Fraunhofer Institute are helping to 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
Instrumentation and equipment engineering frequently involves multi-level orders which are produced simultaneously at different sites. External manufacturers are also often employed as an extended workbench. Work steps that are outsourced must also be taken into account in production planning. "External production with provision" provides the necessary functions for mapping material provision, monitoring external production, managing stock and checking incoming invoices.
Simultaneous costing from an early stage or product configuration via dynamic bills of materials can be used to implement important company goals quickly. These goals may include transparency and stability of processes, optimisation of results and production planning and a reduction of throughput times. During the quotation preparation phase, checklists are used to enter the customer's configuration requirements and at the same time ensure the quality of this data. Checklists are compiled on the basis of rules and logical formulas. They check the recorded data and indicate missing data. This means that, for example, impermissible product configurations are detected immediately.
As the world's leading Microsoft Dynamics ERP partner and certified industry experts, COSMO CONSULT provides an industry solution for the instrumentation and equipment engineering sector that has been fully tested and certified by Microsoft. The industry solution is based on the latest Microsoft Dynamics technology and is seamlessly integrated into the standard software.
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 there and importing them back to the ERP system. This import undergoes ERP-system plausibility checks, so that Microsoft Dynamics only receives valid data.
This results in numerous interactions between the Microsoft worlds. Document archiving using Microsoft SharePoint technology is just one of these functions. It is an intuitive document management system in Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics AX. The "document box" integrated into the ERP system serves as a central filing location for all kinds of documents. File documents easily using drag & drop. You can also initiate, send and archive postings immediately (as PDFs) directly from Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX. Interdepartmental project work is simply mapped as an Intranet system using SharePoint.
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: Our Microsoft industry certification and our many years of experience as a worldwide leading Microsoft Dynamics ERP partner are your guarantee that our products are future proof. COSMO CONSULT solutions are based on the latest Microsoft Dynamics technology and are seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Dynamics ERP.
Our in-depth knowledge of the instrumentation and equipment engineering industry is demonstrated by our many successful projects. 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.
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 apparatus 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. We look forward to hearing from you.