Connecting In-House CAQ to ERP proALPHA for Otto Martin Maschinenbau

ZkSystems Connector enabled Otto Martin Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, a German mid-size manufacturer of woodworking machines, to seamlessly connect their in-house CAQ solution to their ERP system proALPHA to automate important elements of the production and quality assurance process.

Our customer is Otto Martin Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, a leading German manufacturer of woodworking machines with over 90 years of experience and focus on innovation and quality. Based on a low-code platform, they developed a CAQ application. This application ensured that workers could report and document errors, claims and rework.

However, the in-house application was not connected to the company’s ERP system, so no real-time exchange of information between the shop floor and ERP was possible. Developing a connector with the help of their ERP provider or an external integrator would have taken a long time and proved to be too costly. Apart from that, this would have been a very coordination-heavy process. 

The company used ZkSystems Connector to configure a bot to link the in-house CAQ software to the ERP system. The data flow is described below:

  • When a worker reports “rework needed” in the in-house CAQ system, this triggers ZkSystems’ bot to create a new work order for this rework in the ERP system, integrated into the regular order planning.
  • When a worker fills out a claim on materials provided by suppliers in the in-house CAQ system, ZkSystems’ bot automatically synchronises this with the ERP system, which handles claims automatically.

Otto Martin Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG continues to explore further use cases for ZkSystems Connector in order to reach new heights of efficiency.

Configuration within a few days

Cost savings

Automated data flow

No need to coordinate requirements with an integrator or ERP provider

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