Heat processing and heat treatment company SECO/WARWICK is to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, with help from Microsoft partner ANEGIS.
The company says that it hopes the implementation will help to drive the bottom line through digital transformation. It will also help it to standardise products and eliminate paper documents to become a truly digital company.
The implementation of the Dynamics 365 solution will initially cover nearly 500 employees in the areas of finance, cost management, supply chain management, transport, design and production, sales, warehousing and service management. The project also involves the modernisation, consolidation and transfer of its customer relationship management solution (currently 200 users) to the cloud.
“Modern technologies are the foundation of the fourth industrial revolution in which we are taking an active part,” said Bartosz Klinowski, member of the SECO/WARWICK SA Management Board. “They are necessary to actively compete in the market, create new offers for clients and optimise operations. Accordingly, adapting to trends early allows the business to determine the direction it should follow.”
SECO/WARWICK also plans to use machine learning technology to anticipate and prevent potential failures of machines and equipment. The work of the service technicians will be carried out using the SECO/LENS augmented reality glasses, based on Microsoft HoloLens technology, increasing the comfort and efficiency of work. At the same time, thanks to the use of the Microsoft Azure internet of things (IoT) platform, all operating parameters of production equipment and products installed onsite at clients will be constantly monitored.
“The industry already recognises the benefits of implementing state-of-the-art IT solutions. The integration of enterprise resource planning management systems with IoT solutions or augmented reality is the direction in which the industrial revolution is heading, and companies already decided upon this solution are setting the direction for the digital transformation of the entire sector,” said Przemysław Szuder, member of the board at Microsoft.