Plant engineering involves various technical disciplines depending on the nature of the plant involved. Typical areas of expertise include process engineering, energy technology, supply engineering, production technology, machine engineering and electrical engineering.
In the future, ERP systems (in industry-specific versions) will still form the heart of in-house IT infrastructures for the plant engineering industry. However, ongoing digitalisation means they are supported 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 production plants and production data, active lifecycle management of manufactured 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.
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Guide: IoT in Mechanical and Plant Engineering
IoT processes with solutions from COSMO CONSULT and Microsoft.
In process-related plant engineering, technical components are combined to form a total system with precisely defined tasks. These tasks are derived from the overall process that is to be achieved with the plant under the specified general conditions. In order for business software to be able to utilise its strengths and add value to your business, we need to understand the specifics of your plant engineering company.
A special feature of plant engineering is the varying requirements made on the respective plant. Generally, the same components are installed, albeit in different versions. Checklists help you to record the respective components efficiently and promptly. The resulting dynamic bills of materials significantly increase efficiency during the design phase. This allows the designers to actively help the sales department in the quotation process and review quotations from a technical perspective, supported by the leading ERP system. In plant engineering, a project or product can change throughout the entire production process. Therefore, design changes must be managed effectively and easily via change requests.
A direct overview of all important project data is an essential function that enables the complete reproduction of product development histories. This requires a document management system that permits project-based storage of information and links the relevant documents with the corresponding metadata in a fully integrated manner.
The advantages of seamless integration of Microsoft Office are obvious: you can work across program boundaries without media interruptions. 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.
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 in plant engineering and our many years of experience as a worldwide leading Microsoft Dynamics ERP partner are your guarantee that our products are future proof. What's more, our in-depth knowledge of the plant engineering sector is assured 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.
At the same time, COSMO CONSULT maintains close contact with Microsoft to ensure that its industry solutions always benefit from the latest software developments.
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 machine and plant engineering software solutions. 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.
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