A+W Business

Clearer, simpler, more intelligent.

A+W Business is a new-generation ERP system for the flat glass industry. Quotations, order processing, purchasing, shipping, and invoicing have never been easier!

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Functionalities & Benefits

  • Modern look and feel similar to MS Outlook: Multi-dialog interface, easy usage, and everything graphical
  • Construction & processing via BOM Concept: Every level and part of a product can be processed (processing = article number)
  • Easy order handling: Copy documents (order -> P.O.), automatic purchasing
  • User and/or automated order/P.O. processing: Define work flows and user rights as well as time and cost savings through increased automation
  • Interconnection with A+W Production: Transfer of orders & P.O.`s, production status, and feedback
  • Full integration of CAD Designer (Shapes & Bars): Easy Technical Order Entry (TOE)
  • Integration of A+W standard shape and processing catalog
  • Crystal Reports: Easy and quick reports and analyses
  • Simple master data replication (in case of several subsidiaries)

System Info

Single site, 2-tier, possible on Terminal Server
Operating System:
MS Windows
Data Base:
SQL Server
Crystal Reports (easy and quick reports and analyses)
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Integrated Modules & 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 899 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
  • Extensive functions to copy documents
  • Different ways of terms and pricing calculations (e.g., standard, customers, groups)
  • Supplier statistics
  • Creation, dispatch, and saving of declaration of performances (European product regulation law)

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

  • Generation of purchase orders from orders for P.O. parts/items (automatically/manually)
  • Generation of supplier inquiries
  • Definition of supply conditions and prices
  • Receipt of goods booking
  • Missing inventory control
  • Delivery date control
  • Invoice control
  • Supplier statistics
  • EDI import and export of P.O.s

A+W Business 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 and stock movements
  • Strong interconnection with Purchasing and Goods Receipt
  • Valuation of stock based on weighted moving average
  • 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

The Georgian Bar Entry gives you the opportunity 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
  • Drill-hole symmetrical or field symmetrical construction
  • Possible colors and variants

Functionalities and Benefits

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

  • Integrated CAD Designer for manual, order-based shape design
  • Technical Order Entry (TOE) for complex items based on templates and macros
  • 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)
  • Templates can be defined with fixed or variable parameters.
  • Automatic construction of technical drawings to support all necessary commercial documentation (i.e., orders, production paperwork, delivery notes, etc.) and control machinery
  • Efficient data compilation and processing, made possible by the separation of fixed and variable measurements
  • Instant availability of all data for subsequent optimization and production control, including optional machine control

A+W Business provides various opportunities to control the system, processes, and modules therein, while also allowing you to retrieve information about single documents (e.g., based on forecasts and history-tables).

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Price recorder
  • Order/P.O. history
  • Production feedback and overview
  • Management of user rights
  • Workflow and status management
  • Check for doubled documents
  • Future stock on hand
  • Cost calculation

The Statistic Module provides management access to all vital information to get an overview of the commercial progress of the company. Additionally, it`s an important instrument for analyzing the overall health of the company.

Functionalities and Benefits

  • Volume and consumption statistics
  • Turnover statistics
  • Group statistics
  • TOP 10 statistics
  • Supplier statistics
  • Delivery statistics (DIFOT: own & supplier)
  • Ability to create customize reports based on Crystal Reports
  • Deep and customized pivot statistics thanks to the possibility to export to Microsoft Excel

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