Digital, simple, efficient: Bystronic optimizes quality management with SAP Fiori and ORBIS

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Bystronic Laser AG from Niederönz in Switzerland is digitizing, simplifying and streamlining its processes for recording and handling quality problems with a web-based and easy-to-use SAP Fiori app. Bystronic, a leading provider of solutions for processing sheet metal and other flat materials, commissioned ORBIS AG of Saarbrücken, Germany, to install, configure and customize the transactional app "Report Quality Problem".

With this app from the SAP Fiori collection, which is seamlessly linked to the SAP application for quality management (SAP QM), quality deviation reports (QAB) can now be created quickly and conveniently on a SAPUI5 interface in a web-based form. After saving, the entered data flows into SAP QM. There, a quality notification is created whose number is immediately available, for example, for queries. Since the app displays the user's quality notifications clearly in a list, this also ensures a high level of transparency. Access is via desktop using the SAP Fiori Launchpad, although the application can also be used on a tablet or smartphone at any time.

In order to achieve high efficiency in reporting quality issues, the SAP Fiori app was adapted to Bystronic's requirements by the ORBIS experts and its range of functions was expanded, for example by integrating SAP QM catalogs and an F4 help function for simplified searches for codes in a catalog or input values in specific fields. In addition, it is now possible to create any document type (image, text, sound, drawing) in the app and to validate the data entry using the material or order number from SAP QM. Once validation has taken place, the material short texts from the SAP software are displayed. There is also a print function specifically for the notification documents.

Currently, the SAP Fiori app is being used in Switzerland. However, based on the positive experience and the expected business benefits, Bystronic is planning to roll it out to all companies that map their quality management in SAP QM. The app will also be further developed and optimized in collaboration with ORBIS.

About Bystronic Laser AG
AGBystronic Laser AG, based in Niederönz, Switzerland, is a leading international manufacturer of laser and waterjet cutting systems as well as pressbrakes for processing sheet metal and other flat materials - from machine parts to vehicle chassis several meters long. Bystronic's systems are used in many industries, such as the metal, machine, commercial vehicle, and construction industries, as well as in aviation technology. The company, which has 26 sales and service companies worldwide, manufactures its quality products in Switzerland as well as at locations in Germany and China. In 2015, Bystronic Laser AG, which is part of the Conzzeta Group, achieved sales of 571 million Swiss francs (535 million euros) with around 1,700 employees.
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ORBIS is an internationally active software and business consulting company. ORBIS advises and supports international corporations and medium-sized companies - from IT strategy and system selection to business process optimization, system implementation and system integration. In doing so, ORBIS relies on the solutions of the market leaders SAP and Microsoft, with whom we have a close partnership. The core competencies include classic Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP S/4HANA, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Logistics (EWM/LES), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Variant Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) On Premise and Cloud, Business Analytics (BI, EPM and Data Warehousing) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). As a reliable partner, ORBIS supports worldwide rollouts of ERP solutions and processes. Own solutions for Industry 4.0, BI, MES, product costing and variant management as well as add-ons based on SAP complete the service portfolio. On the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, ORBIS offers mature proprietary industry solutions and best practices such as SAP integration. More than 1500 successfully implemented customer projects are proof of our many years of experience in the automotive supply industry, construction supply industry, electrical and electronics industry, mechanical and plant engineering, logistics, metal industry, consumer goods industry and trade as well as pharmaceuticals. Our long-standing customers include Bosch, Eberspächer, Edscha, Hager Group, Heineken Switzerland, Hörmann, hülsta, HYDAC INTERNATIONAL, Jungheinrich, KSB, KUKA Roboter, Magna, Melitta Haushaltsprodukte, Modine, Paul Hartmann, Pilz, Rittal, Schott, SCHUNK, Villeroy & Boch, WAGO Kontakttechnik and the ZF Group.

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