SEEMANN chooses IRIUM SOFTWARE's iEnterprise business solution

iEnterprise chez SEEMANThe choice for iEnterprise: WERNER SEEMANN GmbH & Co KG will soon be implementing the IRIUM SOFTWARE's business solution. Managing partner WERNER SEEMANN (jr.) explains why the construction machinery distributor and rental company chose iEnterprise.

Filiale OsnabrückWERNER SEEMANN GmbH & Co KG has been active in the northwest of Germany for over 50 years as a supplier of new and used construction and materials handling equipment and vehicles.  The modern family business is a dealer for the brands ATLAS Weyhausen, BOBCAT, DOOSAN, HYVA, KH-Kipper, TEREX|Finlay and ATLAS GmbH. About 80 employees are involved in the rental or sale of machines, maintenance and repair or spare parts supply from three subsidiaries, internally and externally. Customer satisfaction is always at the forefront of the company. 

Why would you change your software?

We are currently implementing our software modernization and plan to introduce iEnterprise, the business solution from IRIUM SOFTWARE. Soon, 40 employees will be working with iEnterprise. It is also planned to use iMob Service, iMob Check and iMob Contact, three mobile apps fully integrated into IRIUM's ERP.

The current ERP solution we use is technically outdated. In addition to a possible "renovation" of the old system, we also wanted to explore the possibilities offered by other systems. We quickly noticed that IRIUM SOFTWARE was a special business solution that was perfectly suited to our needs. Over a period of six months, a group of 11 employees from various departments and branches looked at different solutions several times before deciding that IRIUM was the right solution for us. We are pleased we found a new, comprehensive system that covers all areas of the company and all our requirements.

What kind of challenges would you like to face thanks to IRIUM SOFTWARE's solutions?

First, it is important for us to integrate all operational areas into one only solution, rather than using several applications in parallel. As IRIUM SOFTWARE offers a very complete range of modules, we will be able to achieve this goal.

Techniciens itinérantsThe connection of our mobile employees is also important to us. Thanks to IRIUM SOFTWARE's mobile apps, they can also use or add the information available in the ERP system when they are away. The app can also be used completely offline, then, even when any Internet connection can be found. 

It is also important for us to introduce a customer and app oriented solution with iEnterprise. The ERP will allow us to work more efficiently and quickly and ensure optimal customer care.

Why did you choose IRIUM SOFTWARE?

It wasn't a single tool, but the whole package of solutions that was decisive for us. We also found that our employees could follow the product demonstrations very easily.

Intervention sur siteBut what particularly convinced us was the integration of the workshop with the supply system but also the possibilities for deadline planning in various areas: for example, job planning for workshop orders or availability planning for rental machines.

What are you excepting for the next months?

The Kick-Off meeting has already taken place. At this meeting, the IRIUM SOFTWARE project manager responsible for SEEMANN explained to us exactly how things will work in the coming months. It is important to understand that an ERP implementation is a collaborative project and that we are actively involved from the beginning. 

Currently, we are working on the process analysis and data transfer for the first test database. The first trainings on the test database will follow soon, this time with real SEEMANN data, so that the trainings will take place as close to reality as possible. We hope that everything will run smoothly until the planned commissioning in January 2023 and that the introduction process will be a success.