A system shimmering with colours

AUSTIS company deals in production of building industry chemicals. One of the most important activities in this area is colour toning. AUSTIS has chosen a field-specific solution by NAVISYS based on the platform of Microsoft Dynamics NAV (previously Microsoft Business Solutions - Navision).

The fundamental requirement of AUSTIS was first of all the possibility of controlling specific production of building industry materials. The selected field-specific solution based on the platform of Microsoft Dynamics NAV covers at AUSTIS the areas of financial management, sales management, warehouse management and production.

Description of the field-specific solution

By implementing the system a unique production solution was created, putting emphasis on the use of absolutely accurate production recipes. With the view of the explicit relation between the material and the final paint, the process has been automated to maximum extent.

Thanks to the WorkFlow module, Navision information system supports document circulation in line with ISO standards. In the area of sales the system allows automatic electronic acceptance of customer orders. At the same time, it is connected online to a web-based shop. Throughout the solution a system of permissions based on locations and dimensions is employed. Individual user accounts are created as required. The system is also used for defining default values of some document data.

Description of the entire solution

The areas of production, warehouse management, purchasing and sales have been modified for the purposes of record keeping, selling and manufacturing paints. Specific data associated with paints are stored (contents, various types of packaging, warranty periods, containers, colour tables, etc.). The sales module has been adapted for the purposes of both retail sales and wholesale. Retail sales are managed by Microsoft Navision system. Invoicing is covered directly by Sales (Invoicing) and Cash Desk modules. An important part of the sales functionality is the Price Lists module. In principle, the Price List uses standard pricelist structure and discount groups of Microsoft Navision system, with addition of other parameters (such as locations and projects), including the possibility of creating separate pricelists for individual branches as well as special sales price classifications with limited seasonal validity.

Implemented modules:

  • Finance standard + ABO extension, Control System, Backup, Intrastat,
  • Purchased, Sales - sales pricelist modifications, possibility of entering data by locations and projects, special sales pricelists,
  • Warehouse Management – keeping records of refundable pallet containers, Fixed Assets,
  • Manufacturing – modified for the purposes of paint production, Resources, Projects,
  • Extended dimensions, Object designer.

Results and benefits for the company

Thanks to the field-specific solution by NAVISYS the paint production process has been fully automated with respect to the use of exactly accurate paint production recipes. Implementation of Microsoft Dynamics NAV information system resulted in data centralization and, consequently, in improved awareness of individual company activities, in simplification and acceleration of management of the entire building industry chemicals production.