LivingERP

LivingERP

Use complex information, plan company success.

Your ERP-System for plastic, stamped and formed parts

With our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, you work more effectively as a company. Our integrated ERP solution covers all your processes digitally and transparently throughout. Our IKOffice LivingERP is the "all-rounder" among business solutions, because it can cover all functionalities of your company from CRM to reporting. Our powerful ERP system knows exactly the requirements of the industry and is aware of the complicated interaction between toolmaking or moldmaking and article production. With IKOffice MoldManager, IKOffice LivingERP provides a seamless link between article-based and project-based manufacturing and completes the process chain from article idea to series.

ERP systems have the central task of improving the quality of your company's business processes. This saves costs and thus increases competitiveness. On the one hand, this is achieved through digital mapping and the resulting as well as improved control of all processes. From sales to order entry, production and delivery to reporting, we are happy to support you with our solution. On the other hand, existing processes are analyzed during ERP implementation and checked for improvement potential. If all information and functions interact in an integrated way, the lead times of the individual processes are reduced and your organization is simplified.

Features

[Translate to English:] Lager

Warehouse

Storage management, stock management, inventory, KANBAN-Management, batch management

[Translate to English:] Vertriebsabwicklung

Sales

Company master, products, prices and price lists, discount logics, quotations, standard, general, consignment, spare part orders and other order types, project processing

[Translate to English:] Einkaufsabwicklung

Purchasing process

Enquiry management, ordering and dunning, procurement strategies, processing general agreements, scheduling, VMI

[Translate to English:] CRM

CRM

Contact history, task definition, workflows, CTI, campaign management

[Translate to English:] Produktion

Production

Production order management, PDA, schedules and parts lists, production planning and management, visual planning of all resources

[Translate to English:] BI

BI

Evaluations of all modules and data

Additional features

  • Workload overview
  • Simulation
  • Document management
  • Generating quotations
  • Joint calculation
  • Performance monitoring
  • Controlling
  • Early warning systems
  • Ordering, MRP

Frequently asked questions about LivingERP

Our server system is delivered as a virtual machine based on a Debian Linux. It can also be installed directly on a (hardware) server, i.e. without a virtualization host. The client is optimized for Windows, but also runs just as performantly natively under Linux, where it uses GTK 3. The layout is a bit different in some masks, but identical in function.

IKOffice LivingERP is specifically designed for companies that produce and trade in plastic, stamped, drawn and bent parts. It is suitable for companies with 10 to 500 employees.

The price of the LivingERP is composed as follows:

  •     A basic license (one-time at the time of purchase)
  •     Number of user licenses (rule of thumb: 1 per 10 employees or part thereof)
  •     Introduction package (definition of interfaces and processes, rule of thumb: 1 package per 20 employees)
  •     Training package (rule of thumb: 1 per 10 users)
  •     Annual maintenance costs (approx. 7-12 % of the total amount)

The software created by IKOffice provides the complete solution for all conceivable business transactions. Nevertheless, the specifics of your company can be realized in individual adaptations. Our software is adapted together with you to the conditions on site, without you losing the connection to the base and thus the ability to update.

The maintenance or service contract ensures the readiness, up-to-dateness and security of your system and is a mandatory component throughout the use of your software. It includes all updates as well as telephone help and support for your employees. We have created one of the most favorable and at the same time most extensive service contracts in this industry, with a yearly rate of approx. 7-12% of the total amount.

The minimum server requirements are as follows:

  •     Standard server, preferably HP brand
  •     Hardware Raid Controller (battery backed), e.g. SmartArray p400
  •     12GB RAM
  •     2x140 GB hard disk
  •     1x QuadCore CPU >2 GHz

We recommend 16GB RAM and a CPU with ~3GHz. Usually you have more of them, less cores and more GHz to use. The minimum requirements for our virtual machine are significantly lower in the early years, because we assume that resources can be added more easily when needed.

On the client side, the service contract ensures that you can always use the latest Windows version for your IKOffice software. The hardware recommendation is mainly determined by the operating system used. We recommend a large monitor for using the powerful capacity planning.

Depending on the type of use, IKOffice can connect via interfaces to surrounding ERP systems such as SAP, Navision, Dynamics, WinCarat, AS400 and many more. We also successfully realize the transfer to financial accounting systems such as DATEV, FibuNet, Simba, etc.. Furthermore, connections exist, for example, to time recording systems such as ZEUS, AIDA, ATOSS or bedatime and control stations such as ProSeS or the ARBURG master computer system (ALS), as well as to various QA systems.

However, the exact method of transferring and accepting data is always an individual definition, which is agreed in preceding workshops. As an example, the integration is shown graphically in our flow chart.

IKOffice MoldManager is aimed at the project-based individual manufacturer, as found in tool, mold, model, fixture, machine and plant construction, and our IKOffice LivingERP is the article-based ERP system for series production. The IKOffice LivingMES supports the digitalization of your workshops.

The systems develop their full strength in the seamless interaction between product idea, toolmaking and series production.

The user licenses of the IKOffice software can be purchased as named or concurrent (also floating) licenses. While with Named licenses the users are defined by name, the number of Concurrent licenses only limits the number of any users. For further explanations, please refer to the License Explanations information sheet.