"MONITOR is an ERP system to rely on"
HANZA is an industrial business partner providing complete manufacturing solutions in mechanics, electronics, cable harnesses, and final assembly. HANZA was founded in 2008 and has since grown into a multi-billion SEK company with the ambition to double its sales within three years. The company currently has operations in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, and China.
Why did you choose MONITOR?
"With MONITOR, we get an ERP system that supports all of our processes. The major difference for us as a manufacturing company is that MONITOR works as it is, with no need for major customization," explains Kristian Teiter, Group Function Manager at the IT department.
"Performing implementations for several new HANZA companies around the world has shown us the benefits of not having to make big software changes, which is highly profitable," he says.
How has using MONITOR in all companies been of benefit to the group?
"By using the same software, we can streamline our functions across the whole group. In addition to using the same software in each HANZA company, we have put a lot of effort into making sure that Monitor is used in the same manner in all of our companies. We have also created a central IT environment which hosts all HANZA companies’ Monitor installations, which reduces the need for IT support overall and improves information exchange between HANZA companies," he adds.
"An option which is very helpful is the web-based Electronic Invoice Management facility, the Web-EIM. This has reduced our manual workload with invoices and allowed us to automate much of the invoice handling process within HANZA," Kristian says.
"In order to reach the sky, you need to have your feet on solid ground – and Monitor provides us with just that."
Do you feel that Monitor has given you the support you need?
"Monitor’s consultants are very professional and supportive. The people at Monitor make a real effort to understand and fulfill our needs in the best possible manner. Despite Monitor’s rapid growth, its focus on customers has not diminished," he says.
How does MONITOR help you to succeed, as a provider of complete manufacturing solutions?
"MONITOR is an ERP system you can rely on. It is ideally suited to us, and helps HANZA to work as one company in relation to our customers. Our customers see the value of what we offer - a complete manufacturing partner - and an important part in making that offer possible lies within the solid ERP system," he says.
How does MONITOR contribute to the process of further developing your business?
"The answer, once again, is a solid ERP system. A system which is easy to learn and use, developed from the ground up for the manufacturing industry, is the bedrock of our business. In order to reach the sky, you need to have your feet on solid ground – and Monitor provides us with just that," he adds.
Group Function Manager – IT