Schulthess Machinen AG
Some years ago, Schulthess Maschinen AG faced the challenge of replacing its legacy business software. The AS400-based system in operation had been going for 15 years, and the maintenance agreement had expired. The primary goal was to introduce a comprehensive new solution that would cover all areas and functionalities, and provide long-term investment protection—a conventional ERP solution that would support all business processes in a fully integrated way and without additional interfaces. The system would have to be able to be implemented across the departments and cover all purchasing, sales, materials management, logistics and production functionalities. In addition, there were special requirements in the service and administration, and production departments, e.g. Kanban control. IFS Applications was selected because of its marked flexibility, broad functionality and the global nature of the component-based enterprise applications. A central decision criterion was the functional breadth of the solution, which also fitted in well with the materials flow and service structures at Schulthess.
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