Meter management of the technical field service
“IntraTrack is the short form of Intranet Tracking. It is used to manage all test and measurement equipment used by Deutsche Telekom’s technical field service in/via the Deutsche Telekom intranet. It has been like this since 2003.
As with any application, user requirements grow over time (especially in terms of ergonomics), the boundary conditions change due to organizational changes – and everything always has to be implemented very suddenly.
Then came IntraTrack² from ClassiX!
The schedule was tight: The new, object-oriented data model was already installed on 16 December and accepted on 21 December 2016.
Since March 2017, the demand inquiry was already running in IntraTrack² in live operation, followed shortly afterwards by the delivery of new devices. From November 3rd on IntraTrack² was fully online.
The agreed production date for IntraTrack² was kept, after acceptance on December 1, 2017, regular operation was given.
The core element is the lifecycle management with test equipment monitoring (calibration/maintenance) as well as service in case of malfunction and spare parts and accessories orders. This also includes the permanent inventory and, at the end, scrapping..
IntraTrack² and IntraTrackplietsch – the Smart Device version for the technician on site – are constantly being ergonomically optimized and expanded. The supply of the technical field service with testing/measuring equipment is 100% guaranteed.
With ClassiX we have gained a partner who competently meets our requirements in an agile approach – and continues to do so – quickly.”.
Horst Sitz, Project Manager Deutsche Telekom AG, October 2019
Sealing and plastics technology
“From previously about 4 days of effort for conventional full admission, we were left with less than 4 hours by using GESTIN-77 – with the same personnel deployment of 6 people. This results in a saving of 168 man-hours for us – a whole 87.5 percent of the original effort. At the same time the closing time of the warehouse has been minimized. Today, all parties involved in the inventory and the management are very satisfied with these results.
We had already addressed the issue of inventory simplification when we came into contact with ClassiX at the end of 2014. After examining solutions of other providers, we finally decided to use GESTIN-77 by ClassiX, as it seemed to us to be the easiest to use and the most flexible to adapt to our systems. As it turned out, our decision should be the right one.
We have about 16,000 counting positions distributed over 16 Hänel lifts and a high-bay warehouse. The data exchange between Hänel software (inventory), ABAS ERP (value) and the inventory software GESTIN-77 ran smoothly during the inventory”.
BSH is a medium-sized steel service center.
The apps from the classix AppsWarehouse form the basis of our warehouse management system. At the start in 2002, we initially started with adapted apps and completely new extensions. Since then, new individual requirements have been continuously developed by our own IT department.
The simplicity of the CyberEnterprise business OS benefits us in this respect. The script language InstantView is very easy to learn. It is an interpreter language developed by classix that does not require compiling. This facilitates the development enormously, because changes to the source code can be reloaded immediately in real time without having to restart the complete application.
Due to the object-oriented data storage, all “data records” in the database are stored as a kind of data network, which makes “rumjoining” like in relational databases a thing of the past.
The database is absolutely maintenance-free. Our first database reorganization took place after 15 years of operation due to the change to 64bit.
Since we do not have classic article and parts lists, we rely on the flexible structure of the CyberEnterprise enterprise model. In order to meet the ever growing customer requirements, a (rigid) standard industry software is out of the question for us.
Not least because of the power of the CyberEnterprise business OS, we were one of the first steel service centers to be certified according to the strict automotive standard IATF 16949.
IT System Administrator / Materials Management | HBV
Manufacturer of chemical analysis instruments
“In 2013 we carried out an inventory sampling with the software GESTIN-77 from ClassiX for the first time. Relying on the support of ClassiX, we had decided to introduce the software only a few weeks before the balance sheet date. All parties involved could be convinced by the smooth implementation as well as the immense time savings in the recording of material and inventory.”
Inventory simplification and inventory facilitation with software for inventory sampling
Customer-specific adaptations to extend the information of the parts master from various sources.
“We have been using inventory sampling in the company since the 1980s. In 2014 we carried out the inventory for the first time with the new software GESTIN-77 from ClassiX. We were able to use the new features easily and efficiently after a short period of getting used to it. In addition, the support department of ClassiX offers a great service, which has always supported us quickly and uncomplicatedly in all questions. I would like to thank you very much for this. It was the right decision to choose ClassiX.”
Manufacturer of medical technology
“At Hager & Meisinger we have been using GESTIN-77 for many years. After the first inventory sampling, we discovered that the differences in quantity reported by the software system were almost without exception the result of incorrect counts during the last full inventories. With GESTIN-77 we now not only save time and money, but also improve the quality of our inventories. We can no longer imagine a conventional full inventory as we used to do in the past”.
Manufacturer of keyboards with electronics
and modern touch screen operating units
“Already in 2002 we had thought about the inventory sampling. At that time, however, we decided to adhere to full inventory on the cut-off date, with the idea that this was the only way to determine correct stocks. With our 13,000 items, the time and effort required for the full inventory amounted to 100 man-days and the results were often of insufficient quality. In 2010, after another audit and consultation with our auditor, we decided to use the inventory sampling and the GESTIN-77 software, as it was the easiest to use. Thanks to the excellent consulting of ClassiX Software GmbH, we were able to operate the program after only half a day of training. Since then we have been able to reduce the effort of our inventory by 95% and at the same time improve the quality. We are very satisfied with the new situation.”
“In 2012, we began planning and realigning the logistics activities at SEEPEX. As a result, we moved to a new warehouse operated by a logistics service provider in 2013.
The logistics service provider already had experience with GESTIN-77.
Since 2014 we have been conducting inventories with GESTIN-77 and were able to reduce the duration of the inventory from several weeks during ongoing production to 1 day. This led to considerable cost savings, simplifications and significantly fewer errors in the inventory.
Since GESTIN-77 is only used once a year, we decided to use a simple interface to our SAP system. This is very easy to do with GESTIN-77.
The support provided by classix, especially in the training before the 1st inventory sampling, was very extensive and helpful.
During the following inventories, minor questions were quickly clarified by classix support.
We are very satisfied with GESTIN-77″.
supply chain manager
Manufacturer of pumps
“Our inventory contains some 17,500 items. More than 10 years ago, we already implemented the conversion from continuous inventory to inventory sampling. This enabled us to reduce the time required to carry out our inventory by about 100 man-days. In addition, we were able to detect and eliminate systemic errors in the stock entry. Even pure counting errors, which in the past were favoured by the monotony of the constantly recurring counting processes, could be minimised. Overall, we have improved the quality of our inventory management and at the same time reduced our inventory costs”.
Head of Controlling and Finance
High-tech supplier in the electronics sector
“Since 2014, we have been using the GESTIN-77 inventory sampling system to comply with legal requirements. Since then, the inventory has been carried out quickly and smoothly. Auditors and auditors also welcome the inventory support.
In our company there are about 16,000 stocked articles in stock, which are distributed to about 17,000 storage locations. In total there are about 76,000 storage places in our company, which all would have to be checked.
Through the inventory sampling GESTIN-77 we could reduce the counting effort massively. On the inventory date we now only count about 350 items. Everyone can surely imagine what a relief this is.
The support of ClassiX is excellent and the software is so easy to use that after three hours of training everybody knows how the application works.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank ClassiX very much and can recommend the inventory support GESTIN-77 to everyone without any restrictions.”
“Thanks to GESTIN-77, our inventory of about 15,000 items is done in just one day. And that already for over 20 years.
Since we only work with GESTIN-77 once a year, we are not necessarily experienced in the technical processes. But the classix support is very helpful, fast and competent.
The service is excellent.”
“For more than 17 years, ClassiX has been providing us with highly flexible IT and business patterns for the design and development of systematic integration solutions. These patterns are templates for our agile projects and language elements for the dialogue with our customers”.
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Kupka, founder and managing director
“GESTIN-77 classic is a software certified by the auditing company Ernst & Young GmbH for the collection of inventory data. Since 2008 we – the Ofa Bamberg GmbH – have successfully carried out the inventory sampling in the automatic small parts warehouse with the help of Gestin-77 software. Our data can be uploaded quickly and easily from the ERP system into GESTIN-77. The stratification is done automatically.
The savings in time and ultimately also in costs, in counting and further processing of inventory data, are enormous. For a full inventory we would currently need about 350 man hours. With the inventory sampling via GESTIN-77, we can complete the inventory in less than a tenth of the time. In addition, long input and processing procedures are eliminated. Thus we can be ready for delivery again within the shortest possible time.
With ClassiX we have a reliable software with a fast and friendly support at our side”.
Head of Controlling