Pentagast leads the ERP gevis a Munster/Kunzell, 03.04.2008. The Pentagast marketing and service company of dining and large kitchen Outfitters EC has become for the ERP system based on Microsoft DynamicsTM (NAV) gevis the GWS (society for merchandise management systems mbH) decided from Munster. The change aims to better networking of a total of 25 Member companies of Pentagast, through which the company sells furnishings and equipment for industrial kitchens of Kunzell. Aileen to already be used in the company to the limited extent from April 2008 Pentagast, acting as the largest purchasing cooperative of Europe in the area of food service equipment for its 25 Member companies, is located in the workshop phase of the introduction of the ERP system. The entire business processes of the company, which procured mainly products for Foodservice and restaurant and sells, should be already at the end of 2008 by Aileen to reproduce.
No island solution Of course, we had also previously been a merchandise management system”, as Ekkehard Valcin, brand manager at Pentagast. Unfortunately this happened now to its capacity limits also it was only an island solution. What we want is a system that branchenbezogen and worked with a high degree of automation.” Understandable, so but the processes must be synchronized again by Pentagast with the processes of member companies an island solution would mean too much overtime. Read additional details here: Save the Children. Especially for the top food service provider Billings also, because the cooperatively organized shopping company wished different features, in classical ERP system not included were the consistency of all processes, Central invoicing or the possibility to include also a document management via the system blocks s.dok and s.scan. Also of course we wanted a certified product, because we as a cooperative company have different requirements and proof obligations which must not guarantee another company. Accuracy is needed here so”, so folk wine. “Research resulted in the GWS GWS is of course in the cooperative sector a term”, adds the Manager. Decisive was that I had worked at another company with Microsoft Navision and therefore had good experiences.
Via a search within the cooperative farms we come then to the GWS.” Still, the implementation of an online communication Portal is planned at Pentagast to the Member companies to make even easier and smooth contact and a Web shop, the cookmax among the Pentagast – specialist trade mark for kitchen appliances”should be expelled. GWS Gesellschaft fur merchandise management systems mbH was founded in 1992. Today over 200 employees work at the sites of Munster, Munich, Nuremberg and Karlsruhe. As a Microsoft GOLD CERTIFIED partner, the GWS that has Development, networking, support and optimization of inventory control and composite systems for trade and service company specialized in. More than 1000 customers use products of GWS. Among them are interconnected companies both from the commercial and the agricultural sector. In addition to the standard software products and standardised solutions offers the GWS industry portals and Internet shops. Comprehensive consulting services and training courses complete the range of services. 2006 amounted to EUR 23 million sales.