abas ERP Partners for Quality Management Software




abas-USA and Pickert & Partner GmbH recently announced a new partnership, which will integrate the Pickert RQM quality management system (QMS) with abas ERP. The integration of these enterprise systems aims to support quality standards through most production-related processes across the entire value chain from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to machine controls.
 
Pickert & Partner GmbH was founded in 1981 and has successfully completed more than 1,500 projects to date. The company is focused on implementing the requirements of VDA, FDA, and ISO for production-related IT systems. Its quality management is certified according to ISO 9001:2008. In close coordination with its customer base, the company develops and maintains comprehensive standard software for production management via manufacturing execution system (MES), QMS, and traceability (track & trace) solutions.
 
Pickert is a proven abas ERP partner, with several successfully implemented abas ERP/QMS projects, especially in Germany. This provides abas and Pickert the opportunity to bring QMS and MES software to the abas ERP market in the United States.
 
Abas ERP is a well-rounded system, but quality has become a vertically driven function. Many industries, and even individual players in a supply chain, particularly automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), have set specific quality standards and specifications. As an example, abas has seen requirements for ISO9001:2008, ISO TS 16949:2002, QS 9000, VDA 6.1, VDA 6.4, FDA 21 CFR 11, EN 29001, 9342 EWG, ISO 13485, EN 9001 Aerospace Series, and AQAP 2110. Each of these elaborate standards has specific reporting requirements, data collection devices (e.g., machine readers, calibration devices, spectrometers, and chemical analysis readers), etc.
 
I am not sure whether any ERP vendor can maintain these standards and, more importantly, keep up with changing standards in a single package. In abas ERP one can look for quality data in inbound receipts, process inspections, post-process inspections, returns, and service issues. Users can maintain non-conformance reports (NCRs) and a number of different reports, but for specific requirements and with moving targets, it is a colossal task for any ERP vendor to stay on top. That’s where Pickert comes into picture.
 
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