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Shaping change and creating new potential has been our business and our passion for almost 40 years - with groundbreaking solutions, intelligent process consulting and the industry knowledge of our team. As a visionary and pioneer in the field of business software, we now provide far more than "just" an ERP system: we combine proven ERP with smart services to create a modern IT platform 4.0 that offers the best prerequisites for mastering digital change as a winner.

Over 4,000 midsize production companies rely on abas. 93% of our customers remain loyal to us. This really makes us proud, because it proves that we live up to our most important claim: we provide security. Especially in the dynamic digitalization environment.

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Digital Champion with ERP excellence

Digitalization is changing companies and their value-added chains faster and more profoundly than any previous technological revolutions. For midsize businesses, the question is how to master these challenges and what ERP systems can contribute. ERP solutions are becoming the catalyst and impulse of digital transformation. They automate processes across system and company boundaries, integrate e-commerce platforms and provide the basis for Industry 4.0.

Modern ERP systems combine all relevant data and act as an interface to third party systems, platforms and services. This requires a new generation of ERP software.

ERP selection is therefore increasingly less about the largest functional package, but about the guaranteed future, digitalization expertise and an understanding of business processes. Only those who understand how your company works can provide you with the right tools and services.

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A tailored dashboard grants you access to the applications you need on a daily basis. This streamlines your work environment so you have more time to focus on the topics that matter most. Thanks to intuitive navigation and an easy-to-use suggestion search, all other processes are quickly available. Whether outstanding sales orders and invoices or notes to customers: Find what you need faster and save valuable time.

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abas BI

Instead of having to manually merge data from a number of different sources, abas BI, in combination with abas ERP, allows for convenient reporting. Sophisticated dashboards visualize your data, evaluations, and KPIs, ensuring maximum visibility into your business' scheduling, cost planning, procurement, lead times and financial figures. You can identify trends and risks at an early stage, seize opportunities, detect weaknesses and optimize processes.

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Goodbye to the paper chase

The advantages are obvious: Time-consuming, manual data entry is minimized, important data is available at all times, and processes can be managed when you're on the go, when when you're offline. Mobile ERP applications relieve your employees of tedious work steps, prevent redundancies and errors, speed up processes and increase overall productivity.

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Smart Warehousing - How It Benefits Your Company
Smart warehousing can position your business to optimize the supply chain and give you the tools needed to employ efficiency-focused strategies such as just-in-time inventory management. Warehouse management systems give organizations an opportunity to understand their operations at a deeper level, gathering data naturally within day-to-day workflows and sharing that information across lines of business.

Warehouse operations are the bedrock of manufacturing processes. Managing the supply chain and delivering inventory to production teams on time are critical to keeping teams on schedule and getting goods out to customers in a timely fashion. However, the warehouse isn't simply a cost center that is necessary for doing business. Instead, it is a place where companies can create value by implementing modern digital technologies, and smart warehouse strategies empower organizations to unleash the full potential of their warehousing and fulfillment operations.

Three positive changes smart warehousing systems allow users to accomplish are:

1. Improve Data Accuracy and Efficiency with Smart Warehousing

Data quality is critical in creating value from the warehouse. The faster and more accurately users can log inventory data and communicate updates to stakeholders, the more opportunity there is to use that information across various parts of the business. For example, streamlining cycle counts reduces the amount of time workers spend manually tabulating inventory levels, freeing those employees to spend more time communicating those updates to purchasing officers and similar stakeholders who use those counts to make business decisions.

The problem is that doing work faster often leads to more human error. Smart warehousing technologies overcome this in a few key ways:

Barcoding solutions that make it easier to electronically log assets in the warehouse without manual data entry.

RFID-enabled solutions that provide hands-free data logging, such as with network-connected goggles or headsets, enhancing efficiency while promoting safety.

Sensors and monitoring devices that track items on shelves and provide automatic updates. For example, smart scales can track the weight of goods on a shelf and alert a worker when it falls below a threshold based on the expected weight of items stored there.

These types of solutions provide faster warehouse operations while improving data quality and accuracy by reducing the potential for human error. They are heavily dependent on smart warehouse solutions - they blend always-connected data collection tools with warehouse management systems that log, organize and communicate data to relevant users.

2. Get Creative About Storage

Traditionally, warehouses have been highly segregated from the rest of the business, with specialized processes and storage methods designed to keep assets organized. While this is still mostly the case, many businesses are starting to experiment with creative strategies that involve storing more inventory in alternate locations and reducing the number of excess assets being stored in the warehouse. These tactics come together to form the idea of just-in-time inventory management, a practice that depends on the smart warehouse and delivers significant value for the business.

In practice, a smart warehouse is defined by deep levels of connectivity that spread from supply chain management systems to asset intake, inventory management, purchasing, asset delivery to production teams and vendor management.

Connectivity across all of these areas of operations creates deep visibility into inventory levels and orders contextualized around production and budget requirements. When everybody has complete visibility into inventory-related operations, organizations can, for all intents and purposes, extend the warehouse's reach beyond its traditional footprint. Businesses can:

Create multiple small warehouses to better serve remote workers, such as field services employees who need access to key equipment in a time-sensitive way.

Store key production assets in close proximity to production lines so employees (or robots) can grab the goods they need to complete a work order without having to submit a picking request to the warehouse.

These capabilities let organizations put inventory in the closest possible proximity to where it needs to be, in line with scheduled production orders. This strengthens production, eliminates waste and drives efficiency. These gains are only possible because greater connectivity through smart warehousing allows for visibility across multiple environments for storing assets.

3. Take Advantage of Robotics

Today's robotics solutions can improve the velocity and accuracy of picking while allowing for safe interactions between humans and robots. For example, automatic guided vehicles can be used to move assets through various parts of the warehouse, working side-by-side with humans or other robots to perform the actual picking. This can mean a user leveraging voice-automated order picking to identify a pallet that a robot then comes to pick up and transport to its destination. Alternately, drones can fly around the warehouse scanning items on shelves and telling ground-bound autonomous vehicles where they can find goods they are looking for.

All of this can be done while humans complete more value-focused tasks, positioning organizations to automate and coordinate operations with greater precision.

From sensors and monitoring solutions to specialized devices that let users interact with digital systems in safe ways, smart warehouse systems promote efficiency and drive value opportunities across the business. The warehouse isn't just a cost center, it can contribute value and create cost savings through digital solutions that add a layer of intelligence to everyday operations. Enterprise resource planning solutions make this possible by providing a data hub for the entire business, connecting warehouse management systems with production, accounting and other teams to ensure all stakeholders have access to the data they need.

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Material Requirements Planning - Optimize Your Material Management
aterial requirements planning (MRP) is a sales forecast-based system for use in manufacturing. It gives floor managers and planners the ability to make informed purchasing decisions, schedule raw material deliveries, determine how much material is necessary to meet production, and create a labor schedule. Unfortunately, antiquated ERP design and use may create problems in production as well, not to mention leave your supply chain vulnerable during times of disruption.

The most prominent disruption today remains the novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, and how it’s changed the fundamentals of business management. In manufacturing, the COVID-19 crisis brings an unprecendented disruption to all supply chains. Companies were forced to source products and raw materials from others. Quarantine measures in Wuhan brought the infusion of imported raw materials and components to a halt. Now, the situation is improving, and company leaders are working to figure out the path forward to ensure employee safety, prevent a resurgence of the disease, keep production moving, and lower overhead.

How Does abas MRP Benefit Your Business?

Modern material requirements planning relies on data quality and continuous use to proactively manage material planning. The characteristics of a modern system leverage production planning data to create a master schedule, notes Scott Jessup via Metal Forming Magazine. The schedule drives the material plan, and upon completion of the project, feedback to the system allows for the continuous optimization of the manufacturing operation. The effect is two-fold, faster project completion and less waste.

Those impacts are the differentiators in responding to a pandemic. They transcend all risks and enable business continuity.

For example, abas MRP System manages all resources and requirements necessary to meet your manufacturing demand, while allowing you to maintain lean inventory levels. Not only does abas manage requirements for manufactured items and sub-assembly processes internally, it also manages requirements planning for production at alternate locations and through third-party vendors as well. The system looks at material demand, labor capacity, department and work center capacity, and provides rough cut capacity planning.

Your team gets the information they need to coordinate material flows and accelerate inventory turnover while ensuring the availability of required goods. The process continues throughout all activities, reflecting the most accurate and insightful data. Period.
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abas celebrates 40th anniversary
On June 19th, 1980, the students Peter Forscht and Werner Strub, together with three fellow students, founded Abakus GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany. The company was renamed "abas" shortly thereafter. What began as a company for data processing systems developed into a leading ERP provider for manufacturing-related midmarket companies. Having remained loyal to their roots in Karlsruhe, abas currently employs around 430 people at its headquarters and at seven other locations throughout Germany. Additional offices are located in the USA, China, India and Poland. Furthermore, an international partner network takes care of local sales and support. There are currently more than 120,000 abas ERP users - and counting. After 40 years, the objective for the abas ERP product remains unchanged - increase process reliability while maintaining maximum flexibility and supporting a high degree of customization.

Some milestones in the company's history that have paved the way for today's success: In 1996, ABAS Software GmbH merged with the development company SYSTEM III to form ABAS Software AG. The first software partners in non-German-speaking countries were founded in 1998, followed by the constant expansion of the international abas partner network. In 2005, abas was represented by partners in 25 countries. Other key moments include the merger with ABAS Projektierung Holding GmbH in 2013 and the generational change in corporate management in 2018.

One of the most important turning points for abas was in the year 2019: Forterro took the lead as a new investor and established the conditions for expanding abas's future market position with a holistic solution portfolio and a high level of customer orientation. "abas will remain a leading, future-oriented product in the ERP market, which we will continue to develop," says Richard Furby, who has been the new managing director of abas Software GmbH since 2019. As part of the realignment, the merger with the sales company abas GmbH & Co. KG was recently concluded.

The continuous development of the ERP solution abas ERP as well as the company organization are elementary building blocks of the company's success. The principle on which Werner Strub and Peter Forscht founded abas remains current and more important than ever: The company's most valuable capital is in the minds of its employees - then as now.
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