Implementing a new ERP-system: ─ A project that will affect us for many years to come
The decision to implement an entire new ERP-system was no small feat. It will take time and is a long and thorough process. ─ This isn’t merely an IT-project, but rather a restructuring of the entire systems of the company, says managing director of UMF, Olaf Ødegård
The “heart” of the company
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) will take care of all processes in the entire production-chain of the company. All processes such as sales, purchasing, project follow-up, production and the inventory is coordinated into one specific solution. In addition, all variants of existing software will be integrated into the new system.
─ There has been a formidable development of ERP systems in the last four to five years. The solution we have chosen is future-oriented and ensures us a good position for further development.
─ Being able to connect the CNC-machines to the system and using real-time data is something we have been looking forward to, Ødegård explains.
The solution we have chosen is future-oriented and ensures us a good position for further development.Olaf Ødegård – Managing Director, Uvdal Maskinfabrikk.
Several candidates on the table
The restructuring-project is something Uvdal Maskinfabrikk has been working on for several years already. ─After a long and thorough selection process, we were left with a few candidates. Our choice fell on Monitor ERP System, specifically their G5 version. Monitor develops systems that are tailored for production and industrial companies. With a huge market share in Sweden, they are now ready to expand their market to Norway and several other nordic countries.
─ We find Monitor’s expansion to other countries extremely positive. This is a huge benefit for UMF and we look forward to further collaboration with Monitor in the future. ─ In addition to great functionality Monitor has really invested a lot in the user experience. It is impressive that they have managed to make such a complex and intricate system so user-friendly and simple, Ødegård emphasizes. Uvdal Maskinfabrikk will also have access to Monitor Academy, an online training program, that will ensure a smooth transition to the new system in the spring of 2022.
Learn more about Monitor G5 in the video below.
Specially adapted for production companies
Mikael Ekblom in Monitor ERP System says that the G5 is very well adapted to UMF’s needs.
─ We specialize directly towards production companies, this is our greatest strength. In that sense, UMF is a very good match for us at Monitor. In Sweden our market share is 43%, and now that we are investing in Norway, we also expect significant growth here as well.
─ We specialize directly towards production companies, this is our greatest strength.Mikael Ekblom – Monitor ERP.
─ The unique thing about Monitor G5 is that all customers get the exact same version of the program. Everyone has access to the same feature packed system and the different tools that comes with it. Then we simply adapt the user interface to suit each company.
─ This means that we can continuously roll out new updates and improvements so that the system is never going to be outdated, Ekblom explains.