Two technicians in vehicle construction  - ERP for Vehicle Construction

Integrated digital solution for automotive construction companies

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

Machine engineering and automotive construction are key industries in the German economy. Automotive construction primarily focuses on the development, design and production of motor vehicles and their components. Optimisation of production and after-sales services is a high priority. In the future, ERP systems (in industry-specific versions) will still form the heart of in-house digital infrastructures for the automotive construction industry. 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 and materials provision, active lifecycle management of manufactured vehicles and the associated new service and maintenance options.

Thinking of tomorrow today

Modern ERP systems, such as 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. On the basis of research projects conducted in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute, we provide solutions that enable you to implement modern business technologies, such as the Internet of Things, in your company easily and cost-effectively.

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!

... and just when you want it!

COSMO CONSULT industry solution for automotive construction

Increasing customer demands and a rise in the volume of traffic on our roads require the development of innovative cars. This is the task of the development engineers within the business. The largest proportion of employees work in production, which nowadays is highly automated. Production processes almost always affect adjacent systems, meaning it is essential that PDM, CAD or supply chain management systems interact with the ERP system. Modern ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX are therefore able to integrate various external systems to form a complete solution.

Trailer configuration: "Pricing from check list" (incl. calculation of weight and short-weight)

Screen shot ERP industry solution: Screen shot: trailer configuration: "Pricing from check list" (incl. calculation of weight and short-weight) - developed by COSMO CONSULT.
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Why COSMO CONSULT?

COSMO CONSULT's industry solution for automotive construction supports end-to-end business processes, from sales and the complete make-to-order production planning and management through to the financial accounting module. It also integrates the previously mentioned external systems. The industry solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics ERP feature highly specialised tools such as design modules, variant configurators, dynamic bills of materials, prepayment management and service management.

Simultaneous costing (combined with calculation of upstream and downstream costs) is an invaluable tool for keeping costs transparent from the beginning and being able to view the current status across all departments.

Seamless integration of Microsoft Office

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 and 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.

We understand automotive construction — we speak the language

Our many years of close cooperation with our customers from the automotive construction and special vehicle manufacturing industries guarantee that our software and consulting services meet the actual requirements of these sectors. At the same time, COSMO CONSULT maintains close contact with Microsoft's ERP developers to ensure that our industry solutions are always up to date and benefit from the latest Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX technologies.

A specialist in automotive construction

The COSMO CONSULT industry solution for automotive construction offers you wide range of possibilities in the areas of development, design, production and service amongst others. Employees have access to a great many useful tools, such as:

  • Checklist system
  • Dynamic bills of materials
  • Specific bills of materials
  • Costing
  • Variant configuration
  • Discontinued lines
  • Prototypes
  • Service management
  • Office integration

Recommended by Microsoft

All industry solutions offered by COSMO CONSULT are tested and certified by Microsoft. COSMO CONSULT solutions are based on the latest Microsoft Dynamics technology and are seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Dynamics ERP.

Guaranteed number 1

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. What's more, our in-depth knowledge of the automotive construction 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.

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 vehicle 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.

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