Hydraulic Systems Manufacturer Realizes Steady Growth with abas ERP

Released on: February 14, 2008, 7:55 am

Press Release Author: ABAS Software AG

Industry: Software

Press Release Summary: Karlsruhe, February 14, 2008 - Gebr. HELD of Tuttlingen,
Germany first implemented abas Business Software in 1999. The company has expanded
significantly in that time period and today operates seven locations in the German
province of Baden-Wuerttemberg, as well as maintains a dealer network throughout
Europe. abas ERP has been supporting this growth, particularly in the areas of
purchasing and controlling.

Press Release Body: "The amount of data in our central purchasing department in
huge," explains Jrgen Zahn, Sales Director at Gebr. HELD GmbH. "Using abas
Business Software we have realized a warehouse grouping concept which spans several
locations. Our local warehouses are consolidated into one warehouse using locations
in the ERP system. Each location schedules its own goods, but purchasing is handled
by our corporate headquarters. This allows us to negotiate better terms and
conditions with our suppliers. Our purchasing department has to manage large data
quantities since we have blanket orders spanning over several years---this could not
have been realized without abas ERP."

In controlling, Zahn notes that transparency within the company has increased
considerably. "The system offers many evaluations, especially for management, that
can be generated with the press of a button. Using the integrated accounting, abas
ERP has become an indispensable instrument in controlling and management.
Furthermore, abas Business Software is easy to operate, structured logically and is
self-explanatory in many areas."

Gebr. HELD has conducted several upgrades since the initial implementation in 1999.
"I am always amazed by the new options offered with abas Business Software thanks to
its specific software architecture. We get new functionalities with each upgrade
that are integrated into the standard software; however, the customization remains
unaffected," explains Zahn.

In addition to the technical factors, such as system functionality, the so-called
"soft factors" are equally important for Gebr. HELD when operating its ERP system:
"We are a mid-sized company, so flexibility, service and especially quality are
important for us. We have both serial production and also customized manufacturing.
Therefore, we require a flexible software that supports both production methods, as
well as ensures our high quality standards."

"An economically stable and reliable software provider is also important for us."
Zahn maintains, "We want a partner who accompanies us for the long haul, and who
treats us with the same degree of importance as we treat our provider. We have
found this with abas Business Software and continue to experience a cooperation that
is open, direct and uncomplicated."

About Gebr. HELD GmbH
Gebr. HELD is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fluid technology products
for hydraulics and compressed air and offers certified maintenance and storage
services. Gebr. HELD is headquartered in Tuttlingen, Germany and maintains seven
production locations in the German province of Baden-Wuerttemberg, plus a dealer
network throughout Europe.

About ABAS Software AG
Founded in 1980, ABAS provides cost-effective solutions to over 2,000 customers
worldwide, with solutions offered in 28 languages. ABAS was named number one in
customer satisfaction in the ERP 2008, 2005, 2003, and 2002 studies published by the
Konradin Group. ABAS ranked first in price/performance ratio, functional fit,
stability, ease of use and upgrades. The study shows that the package requires a
third less time to implement and a total investment well under the ERP average. The
brand name abas Business Software (ERP, PPC, MRP, eBusiness) runs on Linux, Unix and
Windows. Approximately 80% of all installations to-date are Linux-based. ABAS is
headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany and sells its software worldwide through its
partner network. For more information, visit: www.abassoftware.com

Web Site: http://www.abas.de

Contact Details: ABAS Software AG
Suedendstr. 42
76135 Karlsruhe/Germany
Tel.: +49 721/9 67 23-0
Fax +49 721/9 67 23-100

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