HiDOX brings documents to life at GKN
GKN plc is a globally-operating engineering concern chiefly active in the automobile, industry, terrain vehicles and aviation branch. The group has production plants in more than 30 countries and employs approx. 40,000 people in its subsidiary company and joint ventures.
Founded in 1932, GKN Stromag enjoys global demand as an engineering partner and parts supplier for clutches and brakes, industrial disc brakes, highly flexible couplings, multi-plate systems, and gear-cam limit switches. Following decades of successful core competences on the market, GKN Stromag is now channeling this established know-how into its profile as an innovative engineering partner in selected growth sectors. For a number of years, one integral constituent of this strategy has been the focus on "Engineering for Efficiency". With creative developments and products providing sustainable contributions to the protection of resources, GKN Stromag supports leading equipment manufacturers in the capital goods industries on their course into the future.
Maintaining and optimizing LN reports costs a lot of time and money. Moreover, other requirements arose that with the current resources of our ERP system could only be realized with much effort. The objective was to be able to flexibly select font and colour for all documents. In addition, a contemporary development environment and simple operation of the report design tool had to be guaranteed. Workflow management, digital signature and automatic digital dispatch of invoices were important, as was importing data from other systems.
The method and the solution
As a general solution for increasing higher business-document demands, GKN thoroughly tested HiDOX FormDesigner. Simply because of other fonts and HiDOX’s different design features, the solution was quickly accepted by the users.
In a Proof of Concept, the HiDOX FormDesigner solution was tested on the following key issues:
- cost reduction through integration
- digital dispatch
- flexibility in report design
- fast processing of digital invoices
- independent working with HiDOX FormDesigner
Together with our partner, the implementation of HiDOX FormDesigner was fast and simple. The software was user-ready within half an hour. We are totally convinced of the user-friendliness, the flexibility and the simplicity of re-designing all our reports with little effort.
Mr. Happe, Head of IT at GKN Stromag Group, summarizes as follows:
“Looking back over the project, we can be nothing but positive about the HiDOX FormDesigner solution. All the product requirements we initially set have been 100% met. HiDOX has completely convinced us: from the design of Business Documents via easily-realizable workflows to the diverse output management features (such as, for example, automatic digital dispatch of invoices).
With HiDOX FormDesigner we can now and in the future independently solve functional adjustments and process changes flexibly and quickly!”