Our industry solution IS Packaging is a powerful ERP system, which combines applications of the SAP ERP S/4HANA Business Suite with our configuration platform VCPowerPack. With tailored functions, our IS Packaging fulfills the special requirements of product configuration and order registration of your industry-specific business processes through pre-integrated, standardized end-to-end solutions. Thanks to numerous interface integrations, process automation and simplified operation, you benefit from a fast and secure workflow.
With more than 19 years of experience in project planning for paper, corrugated packaging, and folding carton manufacturing and 10 years in the flexible packaging environment, our industry solution IS Packaging handles the individual and complex requirements of variant configuration and provides industry-wide solutions for packaging manufacturers, such as:
Solution Components in Overview
Order Winning Processes
- Inquiry process
- Variant calculation
- Pricing and quoting prices
- Customer / service orders
- Contracts / scheduling agreement
- Warehouse management
- Material call offs
- Contracts / scheduling agreement
- Batch management & tracking
- Handling unit management
- Barcode material management
- Labels / pallet labeling
- Material and capacity planning
- Automated availability check
- Cross-company planning
- Graphical production planning
- Alternative routing
Production & Order Confirmation
- Plant data collection
- Digital job folder
- Automated material movements for consumables and stock materials
- Production performance statistics
- Cross-company production
Delivery & Invoicing
- Transportation planning
- Invoicing goods and services
- Returns management
- Storage and freightcost invoicing
- Customs processing
Finance & Controlling
- Financial accounting
- Asset accounting
- Logistic integration
- Cost center accounting
- Pre- and post-cost calculation
- Profit analysis
- Management reporting
- Inspection planning & orders
- Defect analysis and reporting
- Compliant management
Electronic Data Exchange to Customers & Vendors
- Forecast and sales history
- Forecast and make-to-stock
Optional Modules & Interfaces
- Human Resource Management
- Plant Maintenance
- Sales and Operations Planning
- Transport and Logistics Optimization
We are happy to implement optional customer requests for a connection to third-party solutions for you.
Special Features of Our Industry Solution
Fast Data Entry
User-friendly screens reduced down to the minimum to ensure meaningful pre order-calculation. It can be adjusted if necessary, by entering more details. Easy scaling – by entering additional quantities, you get one item line for each of them, having an independent detailed calculation for all of them.
Automatic Master Data Generation
You save a lot of master data by using the configuration, because the quotations are based on placeholders. That means you need only a small number of materials that represent your entire portfolio. This saves you costs for creation and administration – no master data – no memory requirements – no maintenance – no overhead costs.
The automated creation of master data first starts when it comes to production. The material master, bills of material and routing, pricing conditions and customer material info records will be generated based on the quotation.
This results in tremendous time savings, because instead of creating all of this data managed by different departments, you just have to click the button. This process ensures the highest data quality since a plausibility check in VCPowerPack already checked the data.
The costs as basis for pricing will be determined by the product calculation. You can specify a very detailed sale price using markup pricing based on the costs. The markups can refer to customer agreements, rebates or specific characteristics of the product itself. Once created, you can always use them as default values.
Our “Pricing Portal” extension offers the ideal overview showing costing and pricing details, even simulation can be used in order to determine the best sales price. Unclear tender calculations are therefore a thing of the past.
More than in other industries, the user is enabled the create the quotation independently in detail on his own. Technical details where you need other departments for specification or even a CAD drawing these days are already stored in standards and can be adjusted during the quotation configuration based on your customers’ needs.
You can combine single parts to form a set. The individual components are produced for you and then assembled. The benefit here is that you only have to manage one material that acts as the header material. You can specify whether your quotation is on the header level with a price or on the component level with one price each – you don’t lose the overview.
Automated Machine Routing
Through an automated routing based on selected test characteristics (time, costs, capacity), the production route will be optimized in the company.
Combined Production Steps
For costing optimization purposes, you can produce different items at the same time by combining them for several production steps and separating them afterwards. In this way, you have only one-time setup costs.
Specific data will be determined in order to support the special needs of the packaging industry and process optimization. This data will simplify the communication, internally and with potential external forwarding agencies and warehouses.
Support for the administration and all tooling related SAP processes. This is for all die cut tools, printing plates, printing tools specially for purchasing, inventory and proactive wear control and replacement.
Alternative Units of Measure
The customer chooses what unit of measure he orders – VCPowerPack has already determined the necessary conversion.
You will get an industry-specific layout for the documents showing all important product information.
Our reports are built in a way that you don’t miss any of the specific values for sales, finance or controlling in for your industry.
Mobile CPQ Integration
Through the mobile CPQ-integration you can access important functions and thereby gather and manage customer orders via different platforms and devices (Web frontend, cloud integration, mobile devices).
Predefined Industry Modules
The modules of our industry-software IS Packaging are pre-defined solutions that come with all relevant business processes for specific packaging types.
We have customized the software to fit to your processes: multiple order and contract types, pallet specific deliveries, tender quotations, returnable management, tool invoicing & management and much more.