The high-tech industry solution for electronics producers combines the advantages of a standard software with the custom-fit of a special solution.
Based on the experience of numerous high-tech projects, we have created a solution that with its scope of functions is optimally tuned to your company type and forms the foundation for time- and cost-optimised implementation.
Constant changes in the demand situation for manufactured products and the equally frequently changing procurement situation require a permanent new net demand calculation as well as the updating of order proposals and production planning. Whenever replacement times from suppliers are longer that the delivery times to customers, planning data and historical consumption data can improve the results of purchasing and production planning. The higher the complexity of the product and parts list, the more important a comprehensive, automatic MRP planning course is.
As early as the Purchasing stage, the decision is made with regard to the total demand from production, prototype construction and replacement part demand and how the capacity utilisation, date of delivery fidelity and also capital tie-up will develop in future.
Besides delivery times, minimum order quantities, lot sizes, purchase prices and current inventories also have to be taken into account during procurement planning. With Dynamics AX you can also respond to a permanent change to the demand situation through postponements and the modification of quantity frameworks.
In production you manage not only the order-based products, but must also supervise assembly production under the premise of optimal production lots. This process involves the conflicting areas of delivery deadline, availability of assemblies, production capacity and capacity of third-party producers (make or buy). The constant changes in framework conditions may require that previous planning results may have to be discarded and be revised at extremely short notice. Dynamics AX will support you here with activity messages, which postponements resulting from the new schedule and respective actions where necessary.
Your customers expect precise offers with defined delivery dates, also when requesting new variations. Besides the delivery of new products, the delivery of replacement parts, prototypes and loaned devices is also a part of daily business. In parallel to this, service orders, complaints and replacement part deliveries also have to be completed. Dynamics AX will support you through the quick configuration of item variations directly from the order. A calculation of manufacturing costs and of a sales price is also quickly completed via various calculation approaches. Various individual order types make the processing and control of different business processes easier in collaboration with your customer.
The research and development division is the basis for the success of many medium-sized high-tech companies. R+D can be part of the added value chain as a core process in the form of order developments or as the basis of innovation for its own products. Efficient management of the factors of quality, time and budget during the R+D processes frequently decides the future success of a company. Different project types and the integration of customers and suppliers into the processes requires a flexible system for the administration of project activities along with how they are controlled. Both internal and customer order projects can be managed and monitored with the project module.
Service is an important part of the added value chain for companies in the high-tech segment. From the receipt of devices to the diagnosis, internal or external repairs to delivery and calculation, the entire process has to be efficiently processed. Upon receipt of the device it has to be determined whether it involves guarantee, a device with a maintenance contract or a repair for charge. Even the simple processing of contracts with recurring settlement is a basic prerequisite for the efficient winding up of service processes.
Financial management forms the core of Dynamics AX. Complete integration into the other application areas enables the recording and evaluation of financial data in real time. Posts can be traced back to their origin and reviewed at any time. The solution fulfils the respective local financial requirements for 36 countries through its extensive country- and region-specific functions. Dynamics AX is also available in the respective country language for the countries supported.
The document management system ELO professional forms the central knowledge platform in which all information, both paper-bound and digital, run together and are available to employees as needed in a split-second.
The transfer of documents and information to the electronic ELO professional archive makes it possible for information to be centrally available fast. The most varying of documents, contracts, e-mails, invoices, etc. can be easily merged in ELO professional into one electronic file.
E-mail archiving makes sure that your e-mails including attachments are linked with the existing business processes and are preserved in accordance with the legal requirements.
Electronic workflows control company processes across departments and provide for the timely and secure processing of business transactions. The change history of individual documents is documented and managed in ELO. This ensures security and transparency above all in the team work.
ELO professional can be flexibly integrated into Microsoft Dynamics AX and into Microsoft Office products: in this way you receive a central information platform.