more than an ERP software for the construction materials industry?

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We do not build industry solutions, but thanks to our many years of experience we are nevertheless specialists in numerous industries, such as the building materials industry. This distinguishes us significantly from our competitors. Double entries, distorted stock information, inefficient production planning and a lack of overview of your resources are challenging you? We know the challenges of our customers in the building materials industry in detail and provide them with solutions from purchasing to handover to the customer.

So instead of developing industry solutions, we always orientate ourselves on the standard ERP solution Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV/Navision) and use other technologies such as Microsoft Office 365, the Microsoft Power Platform and industry-specific add-ons. The structure is therefore modular and in the end you get more than just ERP software for the building materials industry. Why? So that your system can be updated and you remain independent.

ERP software for the construction materials industry:

Your challenges:

Nothing is worse than having to refuse an order or annoy the customer due to delivery bottlenecks. In addition, customers expect an increasingly diverse range and individual products. At the same time, however, it is becoming increasingly important to avoid high storage costs and therefore make logistics processes as efficient as possible. In addition, unnecessary searching for information, double data entries, falsified warehouse information or interface problems cost your employees important time. How can these problems be solved most effectively?

Your challenges:

  • delivery bottlenecks
  • double data entries in several systems
  • high storage costs
  • missing interfaces to third-party solutions
  • more complex assortments and variants in large numbers
  • no overview of planned resources
  • no automatic improvement suggestions for production planning
ERP-Software in der Baustoffindustrie
ERP software for wholesaler:

Our solution:

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Standard ERP solution

“But our processes are much too individual for a standard solution?” But at this point you underestimate the solution. Experience has shown that we can map about 90 % of projects in the standard. The basis is always the industry-independent standard ERP solution Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV/Navision).

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Extended modules

If this is not the case, we can easily solve your challenges with add-ons from us or partners or individual adaptations (some of which already exist). In addition, Microsoft products such as Microsoft Office 365 or the Microsoft Power Platform complete your business software so that you can work perfectly.

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Standard ERP solution

The standard ERP solution Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central forms the basis of our solution. This enables you to network all departments or the entire supply chain (core and support processes) and provide a 360° company overview. All core areas relevant for the building materials industry are represented.

  • Finance

    Manage accounts receivable and payable and asset management, reconcile bank accounts and manage month-end closings. Built-in dashboards let you track down patterns and trends faster. Forecasting accuracy is optimized accordingly.

  • Sales and service

    Based on data, you are able to focus on the right sales opportunities and continuously track sales performance in your individual dashboard. Track employee tasks, workloads and competencies to allocate resources efficiently and better serve customers. Quickly create quotes, manage contacts, write sales invoices and process payments.

  • Projects

    Plan your capacities and resources, estimate budgets and costs and calculate costs for orders and processes.

  • Supply-Chain

    Manage your entire supply chain. Predict the perfect timing for reordering based on sales planning and inventory levels. Manage suppliers, take advantage of discounts and avoid reminder fees. You can also handle returns with ease. In the warehouse, you can easily track every item posting and movement.

  • Production and merchandise management

    Plan and control your entire production (including bills of material and routings) on the basis of sales forecasts. Create production orders in no time and have material requirements and availability checked automatically. You can also convert automatic order proposals based on sales planning and stock levels into orders in just a few clicks.

  • Reportings and analysis

    The central consolidation of data from financial accounting, sales, service, production, warehouse and logistics provides you with an accurate 360° view of your business and a 360° customer view. Employees can quickly and individually assemble both your dashboard and reports, and are able to identify trends, prevent problems in advance and deliver compelling customer experiences.

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Extended modules

The standard does not fully meet your requirements? No problem. We, Microsoft or our partners offer supplementary modules to meet your industry- or company-specific requirements. It is also very easy to connect data sources and services such as Excel files, SharePoint lists and CRM system.

An exemplary selection of additional modules for companies in the construction materials industry follows. If your requirements are not met, please contact us.

  • Capacity and resource planning

    Control your capacities more realistically. Optimize your capacity utilization of your construction operation and visualize your capacity planning with the help of a graphical planning board (different add-ons).

  • Document management

    For professional document management, we offer you an interface to third-party software (e. g. D3 or the fully integrated solution Document Capture). Manage documents anytime, anywhere.

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

    With Anveo EDI you exchange data with ease

    • with customers (e. g. orders, invoices, credit notes, shipping notifications, article data, availability, prices),
    • with partners (better business relations through automated processes),
    • with suppliers (e. g. order processing, order confirmations, availability or delivery notes) or
    • between sites/clients (e. g. financial data and item information).
  • Integrated release rights

    We implement an extension for you, with which you can determine regulations for integrated release rights. The handling is very intuitive and the tool is easily adaptable to the conditions of different industries and companies. Employees can see at any time which criteria have not yet been met and still need to be adjusted.

    The bottom line is that you improve your process reliability and take an important step towards the paperless office.

  • Microsoft Office 365

    The standard ERP solution Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central runs smoothly and barrier-free with Office applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook. Your mail server is professionalized by Microsoft Exchange Online and your documents are stored online on Microsoft SharePoint for everyone to access. You also work together in Microsoft teams.

  • Microsoft Power Platform

    The Microsoft Power Platform helps companies to collect, transform and cleanse data from a wide variety of data sources (Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, etc.). The data can be easily transferred into a data model to create meaningful reports.

  • Mobile data acquisition

    With our add-on anaptis Mobile Logistics you are able to map all standard warehouse processes on the move.

  • Payments

    With the OPplus add-on you can optimize your payment transactions (import and export) with manufacturers, wholesalers or end customers. Automate your processes (clearing, initial account assignment, etc.) and get more transparency about your payments.

  • Tour planning

    For optimal route planning, we implement an interface to third-party software (e. g. Wanko). This allows you to optimize your tours – even across drivers.

  • Variant configurator

    Easily build your own product variants with individual assembly parts lists with our add-on anaptis Configuration – including conditions and detection of duplicate variants.

Too complicated?

Our technology interpreter Theo explains.

Think of the solution like a burger. You have a base that is the same for every customer. You can make small changes to this base (e. g. different dough shapes such as multi-grain or sourdough). In addition, each customer can put together the toppings as they wish. Depending on preference and need.

This is also the case with our solution. You receive the standard product Dynamics 365 Business Central. We realize 90 % of the projects  in the standard solution – but sometimes small changes are necessary. And in addition, our customers purchase apps from us or our partners.

ERP software for the construction materials industry:

Your advantages:

Automation

Processes can be partially or fully automated – for example, sending an order confirmation.

Better decision basis

Improve your responsiveness to market changes with the 360° company overview.

Consulting and support

You have us as a strong IT service provider at your side – in all IT matters.

Individual extension

Do you need further functions? Browse the AppSource or contact us.

Microsoft Look and Feel

The familiar Microsoft Look and Feel from Office 365 makes training easier and increases acceptance.

Real-time for everyone

Purchasing, sales, warehouse and shipping all access the same, up-to-date real-time data.

Scalability

The solution grows with you. You can scale up or down at any time – at your own pace.

Standard solution

It is important to us that we stay close to the standard.

An extract of our references.

At a glance:
Construction materials

Lars Lindemann

„Without Dynamics NAV and anaptis we would not have been able to meet the increased demands of our customers and the market.”

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Graphical planning board

Visualize your capacity and resource planning clearly.

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Configuration of variants

Configure variants including conditions in just a few clicks.

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