Worker operating a machine - ERP for Special-Purpose Machine Construction

Integrated digital solution for special-purpose machine construction

Setting new standards in flexibility

COSMO CONSULT is one of the leading Microsoft Partners for Manufacturing Industry Solutions.

Individuality is even more important for special-purpose machine construction than it is for machine engineering. As it is seldom possible to refer to pre-defined assemblies and parts, the complexity of production process is increased dramatically. This increases the cost of design and production planning. The range of materials rises, as does the number of production schedules. Within this industry, ERP systems have to be able to support the manufacture of a number of different machines or production plants. Another very important characteristic is the greatly varying structure of the individual special-purpose machines. In this industry, flexibility in the creation of bills of material is key. This COSMO CONSULT industry solution provides labour-saving tools for day-to-day tasks such as dynamic bills of materials, concurrent production, checklists and a variant configurator.

A specialist in special-purpose machine construction

The production processes employed in special-purpose machine construction and the requirements placed on the software are equally as varied as the wide range of products. This is especially true if the finished products differ greatly and their designs are frequently changed. Product requirements that change from project to project also pose a challenge. Our high-performance, industry-specific ERP systems, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX, provide special-purpose machine construction companies with essential support for these issues. This industry also frequently involves multi-level orders which are produced simultaneously at different sites. In addition, external manufacturers are often employed as an extended workbench. Work steps that are outsourced must also be taken into account in production planning. "External production with provision of materials" provides the necessary functions for mapping material provision, monitoring external production, managing stock and checking incoming invoices.

The COSMO CONSULT industry solution for special-purpose machine construction provides extensive functions for design, production and service, such as simultaneous costing, dynamic creation of bills of materials, efficient production planning and sequence planning and PDM integration. They also provide: Integrated external production (with and without material provision), deposit management, prepayment management and the document management system based on Microsoft SharePoint and fully integrated into Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics AX.

Direct item order from technical department

Screen shot ERP industry solution: Direct item order from technical department - developed by COSMO CONSULT.
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Seamless integration of Microsoft Office

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 easily 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 ERP-system plausibility checks, so that Microsoft Dynamics only receives valid data.
This results in numerous seamless connections between the Microsoft worlds.

Your way into the networked world

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 of Microsoft Dynamics and the new Office 365 world. This makes us unique and gives you the best opportunities. Integrated worlds – linked seamlessly.

ERP for all areas of special-purpose machine construction

COSMO CONSULT develops additional products to meet all the requirements of special-purpose machine construction such as: 

  • Production data acquisition and personnel time management
  • Linked design with or without seamless CAD integration in the ERP system
  • Mobile solutions for the whole warehouse management
  • Document archiving (using DMS based on Microsoft SharePoint technology)
    An intuitive system of document management in Microsoft Dynamics. 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.
  • Supplier assessment
    Monitor your supplier relationships individually based on hard and soft assessment factors or test criteria.
  • The option of installing formatted text modules directly in the ERP software without needing any programming skills
  • Workflow management and business intelligence for different business areas

Software solutions from the experts

The decision to purchase an ERP system is always one of strategic importance. For many years, we have been working closely with mechanical engineering and special-purpose machine construction companies 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 industry solutions offered by COSMO CONSULT are tested and certified by Microsoft.

Does this sound interesting?

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 special-purpose machine construction. You may also be interested in one of our numerous cross-industry add-on solutions such as CAD integration, vendor ratingfactory 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.

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