metals-AX® – the certified industry solution for the metal industry
Overcome future challenges
Anyone who is looking to operate long-term in the highly competitive metal industry has to deliver quickly and at a good price whilst offering their clients exceptional service. At the same time, dealers have to be careful, because excess stock levels can have a negative effect in the event of fluctuating market prices. To optimally meet the extensive requirements of the metal trade, an ERP business solution is a must: metals-AX®.
In July 2008, metals-AX® earned the status “Certified for Dynamics AX”, the first in the industry in Germany.
With metals-AX®, we offer our customers a technologically ground-breaking ERP steel trading software and one of the most advanced business solutions available on the market.
The building blocks of your ERP success
Take advantage of our foundations for success:
Industry knowledge – our consultants know your business and the language of your industry.
The base software – Microsoft Dynamics AX is a comprehensive and powerful ERP solution.
The metals-AX® industry solution – based on Microsoft Dynamics AX, we have developed metals-AX® specifically for the steel, metal and plastics industries.
alnamic project methodology – the successful implementation of an ERP system depends heavily on the implementation method.
Modern. Modular. Customised.
It is customary in the industry for customers to deliver scrap metal in different alloys in order to process them into materials that can be sold. In this case, the customer is only charged a processing free, since they delivered the scrap metal in advance. For this reason, accounting for metal customers on a kg basis for the various alloys is essential.
This additional shadow accounting offers the option of an offset for the price of metal. In addition, there is an option in the configuration parameters to allow a negative UMA inventory. The UMA inventory can be taken into account in the credit limit check and thus be sold again via UMA. One advantage of the separate order type is that only selected sellers have the right to place such orders. Additional order types are available in the ERP system, for example:
UMA return delivery chips
Metal price contracts
Metal price offset
We would be happy to have a personal discussion with you about other metal industry features in our metal trading module.
Selection of the functions available in metals-AX®
With metals-AX®, you benefit from a highly functional industry ERP solution based on Microsoft Dynamics AX. The birthplace of metals-AX® is in the classic steel trade. Based on a solution of the predecessor product XAL, we developed an industry solution for stainless steel, steel, plastic and metals over a number of years. Even the basic version offers you a variety of functions that can be expanded in a modular way depending on industry and individual requirements.
Business types: Warehouse, shipping, purchasing
Weight settlement type for pricing commercial weight / work weight
Dynamic stock overviews - organised by dimensions, batch, certificate, manufacturer, product, … - in metres - in number of bars in trade / stock length - in kg - in surplus lengths (short lengths) and commercial lengths - in size dimensions (plates) - in batches - in serial numbers
Surplus length management
Consistent dimension-expansion for metals-AX® in all ERP modules
Material quality registry
Material reservation function
Imputed surcharges (also hidden)
Industry-specific documents (dimensions, text modules ...)
Optimised order entry (e.g. comparing items)
Saw cut and bevel cut recording with overhead costing
Packaging (including planning)
Advanced shipping control
Transportation planning (shipping list)
Optimised ext. prefabrication
Production categorisation (SSC)
Advanced capacity planning
Analysis data (chem./mech.)
Consultants with industry knowledge
We speak the language of business and know your processes down to the smallest detail. Take advantage of our years of experience as a Dynamics AX partner, our specialized knowledge and countless successfully completed client projects. We would be happy to provide personal consultation to discuss metals AX® and the special functions for the metal/non-ferrous metal industries.