A successful global vendor of top-quality and technically advanced cardboard packaging
The company’s history began in Austria back in 1877. The product portfolio and manufacturing capabilities have evolved significantly since then. Today, Cardbox Packaging offers the latest printing options and has launched smart packaging solutions – particularly focused on the fast-moving consumer goods market.
ERP project challenges
During the course of the rollout in various countries (Austria, Czech Republic, USA), one of the major challenges was meeting the various taxation and financial regulatory requirements. Effective collaboration with local partners and the expertise of financial consultants from Solutions Factory were the key to swiftly delivering solutions and creating a standardized reporting system.
Besides harmonizing processes across all sites, the project also focused on implementing the calculation of offers and production planning. Various technologies and specific customer requirements were the biggest challenges in these areas.
Our approach and solutions
Solutions Factory has been supporting Cardbox Packaging since 2015 and had already accompanied rollouts in Austria and the USA. During the solution design process, we closely involve the customer by periodically reviewing and then re-assessing and fine-tuning sub-solutions with the aid of simulations.
Regular refreshment workshops also contribute to familiarizing users with previously unused features and support from the ERP system as a means of optimizing existing processes. The common objective is to increase the efficiency of business processes and guarantee high levels of usability.
Interview with Florian Scharl,
Managing Director, Cardbox Packaging Czech Republic
Which specific benefits did we deliver for you and your business?
“Nearly 100% end-to-end cost transparency in our value-added chain. In an industry with costs of goods at over 50%, it is essential to identify every cent of raw materials going into our products.”
How did we support you?
“The team at Solutions Factory always finds simple solutions to complex challenges; solutions which don’t always have to rely on IT. In other words, an ERP partner who can see the big picture beyond the ERP system.”
Why Microsoft ERP?
“The Microsoft Azure landscape (O365, Azure Hosting, Power BI, Dynamics, etc.) is perfectly integrated and therefore represents a very homogeneous overall solution for collaboration within companies.
In addition, working together with an efficient partner such as Solutions Factory means that the Microsoft ERP solution can be customized to reflect our specific business processes while maintaining a very good cost-benefit ratio. This is an enormous advantage compared to other ERP players in the market.”