Bergmann Automotive, a sought-after partner in the automotive industry as a specialist in cylinder liners, evaluated the market for ERP systems for SMEs.
The winner: Microsoft Dynamics NAV. As rollout partner, the management opted for BE-terna Industry Solutions GmbH, based in Sindelfingen. The company’s industry expertise, past projects and profound project experience in SMEs were key factors.
Successful go-live in just three months
The initial situation
The project successWith BE-terna's Automotive solution, Bergmann Automotive achieved greater revenue, despite barely increasing the number of employees. BE-terna rolled out the system within one quarter and impressed with its EDI expertise. All customers are connected to the robust and powerful system. The automotive solution has all sector-specific factors covered. In its handling and its costs, the solution perfectly meets the requirements of an SME such as Bergmann Automotive.
Seamless collaboration and transparent processes
Scale and costs tailored to SMEs
The scale and the price are precisely tailored to suit an SME.
Impressive EDI expertise
One crucial criterion was the connection to the various systems of the manufacturer and other customers from the supplier field via EDI. “BE-terna was able to provide this,” said Jan Jocksch. The list of past projects also worked in favour of the software company from Sindelfingen, which is part of the BE-terna company group that has further branches in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Bergmann project manager found in the project list “very many companies of the same size and with similar requirements.” The supplier thus decided on BE-terna's industry solution for automotive suppliers, which is based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
From zero to a hundred in just one quarter
Basic framework set up in three months
Thanks to the flexibility of the rollout partner, special requirements could be realised and EDI interfaces with external suppliers were implemented quickly. Bergmann now works with a system that will gradually be used to handle all processes. The basic framework was implemented to production start-up in just one quarter.
When the conditions are right, the basic functions can be rolled out in three months,
said Jan Jocksch. “We will admit,” he said, “that implementing the requirements of our customers in detail without delay did take some work in the first year of production. Our rollout partner was called upon to rectify faults quickly and skilfully.” Bergmann Automotive currently uses the system in purchasing and in order processing.
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Greater revenue – same workforce size
Purchasing and order processing via industry software
Our good reputation and the economic success it brings is also the result of the excellent process quality that we are known for.
- EDI processes handled to VDA guidelines
- No manual entry of call-offs
- Simplified processing in sales
- Increased transparency and reduction of resource allocation
- Transparency in automotive processes
- Process- and communication-optimised through use of modern IT systems
- Optimisation of existing workflows within the system and integration of tasks located outside the system
- Customer processing completed faster
About Bergmann Automotive
Products: high-quality cylinder liners
Headquarters: Barsinghausen (DE)