SteelOffice software for the steel construction industry is an integrated system with a modular construction.
The particular strength of our system lies in the unbroken throughput of system data. The integrity and inter-connections of the data are guaranteed from the creation of construction data, through production planning and on to NC machine control; be it sawing/drilling, burning, punching, milling, marking or profiling.
The material procurement programs within SteelOffice facilitate an extensive and controlled ordering system, incorporating excellent stock control within the inventory management module. Utilising advanced scheduling and reservation logic, the program naturally offers the ability to realise all commonly used methods for material withdrawal (including returning remnants and partially used material after the production process).
Alterations to construction plans or dates during the construction phase are detected by the integrated data links, and automatic warning mechanisms such as material shortage warnings and change logs ensure that errors in planning can be eliminated, or at least immediately detected.
The built-in product data acquisition (which can also be implemented online if required) closes the loop to the continually updated costing, enabling ongoing cost control. This is compared with the specifications from the initial estimate, which are completed with current invoice data – e.g. from invoices for partial delivery, or payments after individual construction stages.
There are of course interfaces available to other commercial programs (for example financial accounting, payroll accounting, DATEV, SAP), as well as integration of CAD systems via the DSTV interface.