Manufacturing companies with parts production (without or with repair in toolmaking)
With IKOffice LivingERP, you succeed in seamlessly linking the article idea, toolmaking and series production. Our software solution is unique in its basic scope and expandability, as it can be additionally extended with extensive modules, such as tool maintenance, time account management, production orders or machine connection. Our system is a leader in the field of machine connection when it comes to the interaction of machine information and graphical capacity planning.
IKOffice LivingERP is aimed directly at manufacturing companies and, together with IKOffice MoldManager, provides a seamless link between article-based and project-based manufacturing. Manage and control your business success with us!
Integration through custom workflow design
IKOffice LivingERP is completely flexible in adapting to your workflow, supporting the transfer of information, task and deadline monitoring, and the assignment of activities to the appropriate clerk. In defined steps, you systematically process inquiries in a controlled manner, create quotations, confirm orders, control inventories, manage and evaluate stock, invoice down payments, partial and total invoices. In doing so, you use modern B2B technologies such as EDI or FeRD.
Intuitive operation, advice and navigation
Event-driven tasks and messages inform you about to-dos and guide the relevant users directly to the places in the system where tasks and decisions are waiting. Design efficient views that map your workflow in a structured and effective way. In addition, the export and import into all common Microsoft Office products facilitates the daily work and the graphical evaluation of valuable company data. A role-based rights system allows your employees precise access to defined data sets.
Control and information
Has the request been processed yet? Is the offer already out? Were we too expensive last time? How high is our order backlog? Has the invoice arrived yet? These and many more questions are answered by our IKOffice LivingERP. The integrated document management makes it easy for you to assign all information to all business transactions.
Storage management, stock management, inventory, KANBAN-Management, batch management
Company master, products, prices and price lists, discount logics, quotations, standard, general, consignment, spare part orders and other order types, project processing
Enquiry management, ordering and dunning, procurement strategies, processing general agreements, scheduling, VMI
Contact history, task definition, workflows, CTI, campaign management
Production order management, PDA, schedules and parts lists, production planning and management, visual planning of all resources
Evaluations of all modules and data
- Workload overview
- Document management
- Generating quotations
- Joint calculation
- Performance monitoring
- Early warning systems
- Ordering, MRP
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.