ABAS Delivers Largest Release in Company History: ABAS ERP 20 Karlsruhe, Germany, February 12, 2021—Abas Software, a leading ERP supplier for industrial SMEs headquartered in the United States DACH, today announced the most extensive upgrade in the company's 40-year history: ABAS ERP 20. After upgrading to ABAS 20, customers can take advantage of enhanced process security controls, new dashboard technology, and a number of previously chargeable add-ons. With the release of ABAS ERP 20, ABAS Software is expanding the range of functions of its ERP software, which has over 120,000 users in small- and medium-sized manufacturing and distribution businesses around the world. The focus of the updated version is on increasing process security while maximizing flexibility in order to adapt processes to individual company needs. In addition, over a dozen functions that were previously subject to a surcharge are now included in the standard scope of delivery. These functions include mobile applications for warehouse management and shop floor for production data acquisition (BDE). The Warehouse Scanner Solution supports the optimization of warehouse processes. Mobile production data acquisition via the integrated shop floor application. The electronic invoice function is now also integrated in the bundle - optionally in the now-supported e-invoice format ZUGFeRD 2.1, which enables the automatic transfer of invoices to the document management system. Additionally, ABAS 20 includes the ABAS Dashboard technology, which in addition to preconfigured standard overviews and cockpits, allows you to build views according to individual requirements in the dashboard editor - without any programming. A unique feature of the ABAS upgrade is that all customer-specific adaptations and customizations are protected during the update. With ABAS, the individual programming in the currently installed version does not have to be re-programmed after the update is in place, lowering the total cost of ownership. Custom dashboards can be created with just a few clicks. Improved process security For the upgrade, ABAS defined new standard processes, expanded plausibility checks, and sharpened existing process guidelines. Seven new transaction types were developed for this functionality, which ensures maximum clarity. They are easy to use, reduce the possibility of incorrect entries, and simplify day-to-day business in purchasing, sales, service, warehousing, manufacturing, and financial accounting. Users not only benefit from improvements in every-day business visibility, but ABAS ERP 20 prevents incorrect entries in the ERP system and the resulting errors with regard to inventory, warehouse values, and calculations. The integration of the (previously separately priced) ABAS BPM (Business Process Management) Toolkit in ABAS ERP 20 also strengthens process security. According to the established BPMN 2.0 standard, the ABAS BPM Toolkit allows users to graphically map, automate, roll out, and monitor company-specific business processes. Quality management and connectivity Quality Management and the two tools ABAS Connect and ABAS PDM Documents are now also included in the core ABAS solution. The system's quality management is based on DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. Users can now carry out quality planning, assurance, and control, as well as reporting, without an additional charge. ABAS Connect and ABAS PDM Documents ensure even more connectivity. The integration platform ABAS Connect simplifies the exchange of messages between ABAS ERP and third-party systems in the IoT environment. A quick connection of machines is possible without any programming. For manufacturers, the smooth communication between PDM and ERP systems contributes to a considerable acceleration and improvement of construction-intensive processes. Reason enough for ABAS to also integrate the PDM Connector, because it ensures the continuous flow of information from work preparation to construction through purchasing and sales. New dashboard technology The new release also offers the user a self-service editor tool to create their own information dashboards and design them specifically according to the requirements of individual departments, users, or functions. Data and key figures can be prepared graphically with the help of various widgets and supplemented with external information. ABAS ERP 20 contains 20 standard dashboards which include a production overview and process chain view. The Manufacturing Dashboard acts as a true control center. Licensing and authentication The new abas license server ensures fully automated licensing of all components of the ERP installation and automatically updates them to the latest versions. This means that third-party access to the system is no longer required. Also new in this context is the integration of the Identity and Access Management component Keycloak in ABAS ERP 20. This is a single sign-on solution that enables secure authentication and thus the transfer of the ERP login to all connected components. As a result, the user can, for example, log into ABAS ERP automatically at his workstation using the Windows login. A complete ERP solution ABAS ERP 20 is a comprehensive solution featuring the optimal combination of tailor-made manufacturing functionality and flexibility that is required for the implementation of the unique business processes of small- and medium-sized manufacturers. “This is how we help our customers master their challenges as a manufacturing company on a daily basis,” summarized Patrick Markowski, vice president of product management for ABAS Software. About Abas Since 1980, Abas has helped production-related companies around the world create change and profit from digital transformation—with our advanced ERP software, smart business process consulting, and the deep expertise of our employees and partners. All business areas profit from our broad product portfolio which, in addition to core ERP functions, also includes a selection of valuable add-on solutions, from APS and BPM to project management and IOT connectivity tools. And thanks to mobile apps, our users have access to their data and processes anywhere and anytime. In various countries, Abas ERP ranks among the top five ERP systems for mid-market manufacturing businesses. More than 4,000 companies in 30 countries have chosen Abas, and our consistently high maintenance retention rate is an indicator for customer satisfaction well above the software industry average. For more information, visit www.abas.com.