Industrial ERP for Steel Plant

Industrial Process Management Solution for Steel Factory

HUSPI joined forces with Upside Digital, one of our partners, to work on an industrial-level ERP solution for steel factory management.

The larger the business, the more complex the processes become. In the case of industrial-scale businesses especially, everything has to run like a well-oiled machine – not just the actual machinery, but the supply chain, production planning, sales, and customer relations processes as well.

Upside Digital is one of HUSPI’s partners and drives digital transformation by leveraging smart technology, mastering the supply chain, and creating a superior customer experience. HUSPI’s role in this particular project was to be an outsourced development arm for one of Upside Digital’s clients – a steel plant located in Austria that needed a large-scale product that could bring together demand and supply data from multiple sources in the form of ERP, Sales, and CRM instruments.

Full-Cycle Process Management

Our solution doesn’t just focus on one of the stages of steel production – it encompasses the entire flow beginning from the initial contacts with customers to managing the supply chain to delivering the ready products to the clients.

1. Sales

The first step is the sales process for the steel products. We set up a comprehensive CRM solution to track all sales-related information.

2. Purchases

Once clients ordered steel goods, they have to be produced. Our solution has the feature to purchase raw materials necessary for production.

3. Production

The goods are produced and the administrators have the option to track and monitor the process at all stages of production.

4. Logistics

Ready products need to be shipped to the end client and the software solution has a feature for setting up and tracking the delivery.

Project Challenges

Big Data

Large plants have a lot of data – especially when we’re talking about the full-cycle processes. Our solution had to provide data collection, storage, management, and analysis options.

User Experience

A solution is successful when it can be used by real people, therefore we needed to come up with such data display that would make it convenient and understandable.

Ecosystem

The client had an existing IT ecosystem that we needed to integrate our solution into. We took over the architecture from another vendor and completed the system.

The team follows a Scrum model to keep organized, and the management team is reliable, addressing all concerns in a timely matter.

Johannes Koch, Co-Founder, Upside Digital

Our Work Processes

The optimal team for the technical requirements of the project development included:

  • 3 Middle Developers
  • 1 Quality Assurance (QA) engineer
  • 1 Project Manager
  • 1 DevOps Specialist

Currently, the team for the continuous support of the project includes:

  • 1 Middle Developer
  • 1 QA Engineer
  • 1 Project Manager (Part-time)

We have used the following technologies and frameworks:

  • Development was done using Angular 4, Java Spring, REST API, HTML5, MySQL, Oracle;
  • DevOps services included Docker, Apache Tomcat, TeamCity, CI, Windows Server 2016.

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