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Odette 2014: ERP Specialist Abas Says Industry-Specific ERP Software is Key to Survive Ongoing Price Squeeze

Fast changing legislative demands and shrinking new car markets have put automotive manufacturers, and particularly their component suppliers, under intense pressure. The rapid adoption of extremely dynamic market requirements and a price squeeze on the entire supply chain are just two effects the branch is struggling with. Particularly small and mid-sized firms require efficient software tools to help them overcome these challenges and meet the demands of the automotive supply chain industry.

“Following great pressure on the supply channel, ERP has become vital to survive brutal price negotiations and meet the particular process requirements of larger manufacturers,” says Pierre Baudoin, Managing Director of Abas France, who will present what Abas ERP has to offer automotive & supply chain companies at this year’s Odette conference from 19–20 May 2014 in Lyon, France.

“Due to demanding process standards and highly integrated manufacturing processes, today even small and mid-sized organizations are obliged to support industry requirements such as EDI integration, container / KLT management, VDA, Galia, AIAG, Odette labels, consignment control, and much more.”

How Abas automotive customers improve their competitiveness

In the automotive sector, the ability to fully support established standards is often a key entry barrier. If well managed, even small and mid-sized organizations can outshine the competition. Baudoin explains:

“This is how Abas customers have seen their competitiveness increase. A highly demanding environment requires a branch-specific solution. The standard Abas product releases for the automotive sector cover most of the specific functionality tier 1 & tier 2 suppliers need. Our customers have greater visibility and control and can adopt to market change quicker than their competition.”

Abas recently participated in the Autogration project sponsored by Odette. Abas’s full compatibility with the Autogration standard offers automotive suppliers an additional benefit in their day-to-day business with manufacturers. Abas’s presence in 29 countries has already won them noted international automotive players such as Ruffini, Alcorta, and CGR Group.

About Abas

More than 3,000 customers around the world rely on Abas, and on Abas ERP software as an integrated business solution, to secure and improve critical business processes. Abas was founded in 1980 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Today the Abas group is present in 29 countries with 65 offices supporting mid-sized organizations in manufacturing, automotive, distribution, professional services, and other diverse industries. Learn more about Abas: www.abas-software.com

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