The group solution

A+W Enterprise is an integrated, database-based overall ERP solution for the flat glass industry. The system is designed for groups of companies and upper-middle class companies with several subsidiaries, and is being used by major players in the flat glass industry world-wide.

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A+W Enterprise


A+W Enterprise is a fully-integrated multi-site-capable ERP system for corporate groups and upscale medium-sized companies in the flat glass finishing industry.

This comprehensive system includes features for sales management, sales support, purchasing management, inventory management, and dispatch planning.

A+W Enterprise is divided into three architectural levels: presentation, application logic, and database. These can be installed and operated on different computers, which increases the scalability and fail-safe nature of the system. The application relies on a relational database and is available in versions for LINUX and UNIX. The user front end can also be installed on MS Windows.

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Fast entering of orders and P.O.s
  • Automated order and P.O. processing and distribution
  • Construction & processing via BOM Concept: every level & part of a product can be processed (processing = article number)
  • Distribution of offers and orders across multiple sites
  • Completely automatic handling of group-internal orders / P.O.s
  • Reduction of input errors thanks to graphical user interface automatic adaptation of the parts lists
  • Quick process and order handling thanks to automated processes in purchasing, sales, dispatch, and warehouse
  • Quick entry and processing of large quantities of orders
  • Great system stability and security based on UNIX system and Informix database
  • Creation of new product master data during order entry
  • Support of purchased processes in BOM and in connection with A+W Production

Integrated modules and business processes


The Sales Module helps you to manage all documents and processes related to an order – including down payments, partial shipments and complaints.

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Graphical order entry
  • Up to 99 items per order – no single variety orders needed
  • BOM concept offers full control on every level of an item / a product
  • EDI import and export of orders (e.g. to other sites)
  • Definition of supply conditions and prices
  • Receipt of goods booking
  • Supplier statistics
  • Creation, dispatch and saving of declaration of perfromances by strong interconnection to A+W SLT (european product regulation law)
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The Purchase Module helps you to manage your processes – from order – to purchase order – edi transfer – via receipt of goods – up to incoming control.

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Automatic generation of purchase orders from orders
  • Automatic or semi-automatic external purchasing (P.O. proposals)
  • Consideration of stock levels and stock forecast (e.g. minimum, critical…)
  • Internal client separation – internal purchasing at other sites with order reference
  • Multisite stock & warehouse consideration
  • Generation of supplier inquiries
  • Definition of supply conditions and prices
  • Receipt of goods booking
  • Missing quantities control
  • Invoice control
  • Supplier statistics
  • EDI import and export of P.O.s
  • Delivery date control
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Stock & Inventory

A+W Enterprise Stock Management allows you to manage different jumbo sizes, stock sizes, residue plates, cases, glass doors, fittings, frame parts and accessories, such as mountings, sealing tape, etc.

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Future stock on hand and stock forecast
  • Stock bookings & stock movements
  • Strong interconnection with Purchasing and Goods Receipt
  • Stock management and control for main stock components and material
  • Possibility to proceed booking during inventory (based on mirrored stock procedure for inventory)
  • Stock management for homogeneous cases (one size, contains all the same products)
  • Stock orders (filler)
  • Stock history
  • Evaluation of stock based on FIFO, LIFO or weighted moving average
  • Stock management for homogeneous cases (one size, contains all the same products) and inhomogeneous cases (different sizes, different products)
  • Stock forecast on base of orders and P.O. (multiside)
  • Management of several internal / external stock locations and shelfs (multiside)
  • Management of variants and colors
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Georgian Bar Entry

The Georgian Bar Entry gives you the possibility to design grill patterns for the 1st and 2nd cavity.

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Integrated CAD Designer for manual, order based grill pattern design
  • Quality improvement based on graphical display
  • Construction field- or drill hole symetrical
  • Colors and variants possible
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Shape & Process Entry / TOE

The Shape & Process Entry gives you the possibility to design shaped items and to import and export technical drawings (TOE).

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Integrated CAD Designer for manual, order based shape design
  • Technical Order Entry for complex items based on CAD templates and DXF files
  • Quality improvement based on graphical display and zoom functionality
  • Extension of your product-specific shape catalog by free constructions with A+W CAD Designer (Shapes)
  • Automatic construction of technical drawings to support all necessary commercial documentation (orders, production paperwork, delivery notes, etc.) and control machinery
  • Efficient data compilation and processing, made possible by the separation of fixed and variable dimensioning
  • Instant availability of all data for subsequent optimization and production control, including optional machine control
  • Templates can be defined with fixed or variable parameters.
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A+W Enterprise provides various possibilities to control the system and the processes and modules within. As well you will get information about single documents (e.g. based on forecasts and history-tables).

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Order / P.O. history
  • Production feedback & overview
  • User rights management
  • Workflow and status management
  • Expansive copy documents functionalities
  • Check for doubled documents
  • Future stock on hand
  • Cost calculation
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The Statistic Module provides the management with all needed information to get an overview of the commercial progress. Thus it is an important instrument for analyzing the company.

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Volume & consumption statistics
  • Turnover statistics
  • Group statistics
  • TOP 10 statistics
  • Supplier statistics
  • Accumulated statistics (e.g. customer, sites, products)
  • Delivery statistics (DIFOT: own & supplier)
  • Possibility of customized reports based on Crystal Reports or QLIK
  • Deep and customized Pivot Statistics thanks to the export possibilities to MS Excel
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Dispatch Control

By using the Dispatch Control your responcible managers always know whether your goods are finished, complete, in time and ready for shipping. As well you will be able to forecast how much trucks you will need for shipping.

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Missing quantity control
  • DIFOT – status controll (packed, ready for shipping, …)
  • Route assignment
  • Delivery forecast
  • Printout of loading lists
  • Printout of del. notes and add. documents (e.g. for the customs)
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Available add-ons for A+W Enterprise

A+W Enterprise Flyer

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A+W Enterprise Flyer