abas global customer Forum "Trends 2011"
10/11/2010

Customers, software partners, and cooperation partners from all over the globe gathered during September 23rd and 24th in Karlsruhe, Germany to see new trends and innovations about abas ERP. abas ERP is the best fit for mid-market companies seeking technological and organizational changes while moving towards an economic recovery and increasing productivity.\r\n

Online PR News – 11-October-2010 – – Karlsruhe, October 11th , 2010 - Customers, software partners, and cooperation partners from all over the globe gathered during September 23rd and 24th in Karlsruhe, Germany to see new trends and innovations about abas ERP. abas ERP is the best fit for mid-market companies seeking technological and organizational changes while moving towards an economic recovery and increasing productivity.

30 Years of Innovation
For the first and last time, Wolfgang Dannemann, initiator and mastermind of abas ERP, took the stage and shared his visions he had when crafting abas Business Software 30 years ago. His vision was to develop a business software that runs on standard operating systems with a multi-tiered architecture, that gives companies flexibility and upgradeabilty. 30 years later, abas ERP is the best fit for mid-market companies seeking technological and organizational changes while moving towards an economic recovery and increasing productivity. Focusing on flexibility and software modernization, abas changes with its customers as products, markets, strategies and competitors changes. The multi-tiered architecture allows users to write business rules into the system easily and simply adapt to new demands.

The value of globalization and abas ERP
Alan Salton, President of ABAS USA, first addressed the need of a global ERP system and later presented an international project portal created by ABAS that is about collaboration and knowledge sharing, real time concurrencies, reducing costs, faster ROI, and the visibility to milestones, and goals.
The world is changing, and new opportunities are appearing every day. Globalization, once the domain for only large companies, is now presenting new markets for growth for small to mid market companies. As more companies in the mid market are recognizing the value of globalization, the ability to build new markets without significant IT investment is enabling growth, profitability, and competitiveness.

abas Business Software is multi-currency and offered in more than 30 languages, with additional languages available upon request. Customers can work with the same database in different languages, enabling simplified workflow and communication between foreign subsidiaries. ABAS increases transparency and optimizes the flow of information between international businesses, aligns global business functions and manages the connections to outside stakeholders. abas is uniquely qualified to successfully implement your international project. No other company has the combination of a unified partner network, strategic orientation, globally enabled software, and international implementation methodology that defines the roadmap to success.

Technological Highlights
Many new features were put on display, demonstrating how abas ERP can contribute to increased productivity and making the system even simpler for users to operate. Each year ABAS examines and optimizes 33% of the source code and includes it in the annual upgrade. ABAS is always state of the art and compatible with new requirements and cutting edge technologies.

An user-centric and role based ERP system
Simplicity, visualization, and managing processes are the key for a user-centric and role based workplace. Different users have different responsibilities and an integrated BI in forms of charts, mashups , and dashboards allow users to individualize their role-based workplace. Users are able to define their own processes and easily connect with add on solutions via drag and drop functionalities.

Managing your opportunities
Extended CRM functionalities with the Infosystem "Opportunity Overview" allow users to easily manage their sales process, create and manage tasks for yourself and others, and enter notes for customers and prospects. All business correspondences can be archived with an optional DMS (Document Management System) to give your customers a high value of customer intimacy.

abas eB - New Design, New Functionalities, Search Engine Optimized
A new search engine optimized catalog-structure with embedded product videos and social media connectivity will help companies to increase their web marketing and online revenue. Getting instant feedback from customers, employees and suppliers increases service quality within your entire organization.

Mobile access with abas Business Software
Today, having access to your company data at all times is a must. Regardless if you are on the road, at customer"s site, or just being on the golf course. abas lets you connect to your ERP system to access, view, or edit customer data for example with any smart phone (iphone, Blackberry, etc).

Company profile
Founded in 1980, ABAS is a leading provider of the most flexible and upgradeable ERP and eBusiness solutions on the market. ABAS serves mid-market manufacturers and distributors focusing on discrete, Engineer-to-order, Make-to-Order, Assemble-to-Order, and Job Shop Manufacturing environments. ABAS provides an unique solution for international customers through its multi-country functionality and global partner network. ABAS is uniquely qualified to successfully implement international ERP projects. No other company has the combination of a unified partner network, strategic orientation, globally enabled software, and international implementation methodology that defines the roadmap to success. ABAS provides quick ROI in that it is easy to learn, use, customize and upgrade. More than 2,300 customers have chosen ABAS as their long term ERP provider and work successfully with the internationally applicable abas Business Software. ABAS Software AG in Karlsruhe employs more than 120 people, and together with over 50 abas partners ABAS employs approx. 600 employees worldwide. The abas software partners provide a wide range of services including implementation, customization, hardware and network support. ABAS also provides on-site support and ensures short reaction times and high service quality. International partners in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Ukraine, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Iran, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Canada and the USA represent the ABAS Software AG throughout the world. The partner network is continuously being expanded.

Product profile - abas Business Software
abas Business Software includes abas ERP for production, abas Distribution for distribution, wholesale, and service companies, and the eBusiness solution abas eB. abas ERP is an ERP application designed specifically for manufacturers in the Assemble-to-Order, Make-to-Order and Engineer-to-Order environment. abas Business Software is priced to fit most budgets while delivering full ERP functionality. It is flexible, adaptable, internationally applicable and a save investment for the future. The clear structure and well thought-out implementation strategy of the system enable a short implementation period as well as trouble-free integration into the company structure. New functions and technologies are constantly added to the standard software with each new upgrade. As a result, abas users are always using the most up-to-date product. abas Business Software is currently offered in 28 languages. ABAS has been a supporter of the open source operating system Linux since 1995. Approximately 80% of over 2,300 abas installations are based in Linux.

abas Business Software - range of services: Sales/sales order processing/shipping, purchasing/purchase order processing, warehouse management, scheduling, logistics, materials management/MRP, production/PPC, financial accounting, fixed asset accounting, cost accounting, controlling, eBusiness, portal, etc.

ONE GLOBE - ONE NETWORK - ONE ABAS
ABAS is uniquely qualified to successfully implement international projects. No other company has the combination of a unified partner network, strategic orientation, globally enabled software, and international implementation methodology that defines the roadmap to success. ABAS Software AG is a leading provider of the most flexible and upgradeable ERP solutions on the market today. ABAS serves mid-market manufacturers and distributors focusing on discrete, Engineer-to-order, Make-to-Order, Assemble-to-Order, and Job Shop Manufacturing environments. ABAS provides a unique solution for international customers through its multi-country functionality and global partner network. ABAS provides quick ROI in that it is easy to learn, use, customize and upgrade. More than 2,300 customers have chosen ABAS as their long term ERP provider and work successfully with the internationally applicable abas Business Software. ABAS, established in 1980, has become a global network of companies. The global ABAS network has more than 600 employees and 50 software partners. abas software partners provide a wide range of services including implementation, customization, hardware and network support. ABAS also provides on-site support and high quality services. International partners in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Ukraine, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Iran, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Canada and the USA represent the ABAS Software AG throughout the world. The partner network is continuously being expanded.

ABAS Software AG
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