ABB needed project management tool for planning and managing the production process in the switchboards and other LVS (Low Voltage Systems) products manufacturing plant.
ABB is the leading international company in the area of power and automation technology that serves infrastructure and industrial businesses and provide jobs for 140,000 people around the world. Company´s activities are divided into two areas: production and sales. ABB Estonia was established in 1992. The company’s headquarters and factories are located in Harju County, Jüri and nearly 1,400 people are employed.
Uptime developed a custom software that will help ABB reach their sales and production goals. The software is useful for production managers, project managers and sales personnel, enabling them to promptly compile RFP-s and gives overview of the tenders and orders. It also provides a simplified overview of the project status. A single system helps to manage sales goals, projects and their budget, as well as send data directly to the accounting software for calculation of invoices and salaries and compile reports. Price calculation module helps to very quickly evaluate the length and cost of a project.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
To develop a unified project management system
To support the activities of a production company
To allow the project management system to communicate with other in-house software systems
Used technology: .NET, MS SQL, WinForms
Integration with the company´s accounting software
We develop the software consistently further so ABB could manage the manufacturing processes even more efficiently.
“In long-term software projects, there will be inevitable challenges, which must be solved by developer and customer together. Uptime is always taken them seriously and solved tasks arising to achieve the best results.”
ABB Estonia, Department of Development and Design, Manager
«The opportunity to implement a custom software that is developed specifically to match our needs has really helped us to simplify the production and make it more efficient. I’m sure none of the ready-made software solutions could do that.»