Diakonia Group (formerly DCS) is an engineer-to-order and design-manufacturing company that produces custom conveyer systems. Their most recognizable customers include FEDEX, UPS, and Macy's.
As an engineer-to-order manufacturer, Diakonia Group receives sales orders with thousands of items. A third-party configurator was integrated to import these orders in abas Business Suite, saving time and eliminating errors. Parts that did not previously exist in the system are automatically created during this process, as required. Costs for these custom parts are calculated using an established formula and recorded in the system.
ERP customizations in shipping
One of Diakonia Group’s main requirements was that they be able to ship and invoice by truck load. FABSHIP allows them to do that. It also allows them to handle the work order release, completion, sales packing slip and truck load invoice with a bill of lading.
Dustin DeuPree of abas-USA said of the Diakonia Group project,"It was one of the most enjoyable and challenging projects I've worked on. There are a lot of customizations in sales and production. They have motors as part of the conveyor system that could have thousands of different configurations. We obviously could not have a part for each configuration. We used their configurator to import the BOM of the custom motor to the sales order production list."
About ABAS Software AG
The company abas, which was founded in 1980, is now an international company group. Today, ABAS Software AG (abas-software.com) has 135 employees in Karlsruhe, and, together with abas sales and implementation partners, more than 750 employees worldwide. The core competence of ABAS Software AG is the development of a flexible ERP suite for midsize companies. More than 2,800 midmarket companies with approximately 90,000 users already use abas.
On January 1, 2014, the ERP developer ABAS Software AG and their long-time sales partner ABAS Projektierung Holding GmbH will combine there expertise in software development, sales, and project operations. The merger will create a company with annual revenues of about €33 million and 300 employees.