KSB uses Fabasoft to digitalise supplier documentation
Some 4,500 work hours per year saved by Fabasoft Approve
KSB’s project-related mechanical engineering division develops custom-made pumps. Managing large-scale projects of this kind while ensuring that deadlines are met and that everyone involved has a uniform level of information is extremely time-intensive. To address this, KSB sought a digital supplier documentation solution for a pilot project at its Pegnitz plant in the context of implementing its “Digital Factory” project. Using Fabasoft Approve, KSB now has a central, cloud-based platform for coordinating, managing, and reviewing technical documentation.
Prior to the start of the project, KSB carried out a profitability analysis for the digital supplier documentation, which found that the costs for the pilot plant in Pegnitz would be amortised in under one year. Currently, the pilot operation is running with about 200 employees at the site. In the next phase, expansion to the Frankenthal and Halle facilities is planned with the aim of launching the application worldwide.
“Fabasoft Approve has enabled us to process complex special documentation for project-related mechanical engineering in a transparent, effective, and user-friendly way in a cloud platform. Elaborate review and approval procedures can now be handled in a way that is reliable and traceable, saving us roughly 4,500 working hours per year,” confirms Christian Strobl, Operational Procurement Pumps & Systems at KSB.
“We are proud to have contributed to KSB’s massive efficiency increase, both with our product and with our agile approach to project implementation,” adds Andreas Dangl, Business Unit Executive at Fabasoft.
facilitates the digital management of supplier documentation in mechanical and plant engineering through cross-company processes. The cloud-based application allows all project partners to be involved from the beginning, starting with the document creation process. In addition, it makes review and approval processes more efficient and transparent and minimises the manual workload.
The KSB Group is one of the leading suppliers of quality pumps, valves and related services with an annual sales revenue of almost EUR 2.4 billion. The company has a presence on all continents with its own sales and marketing organisations, manufacturing facilities and service operations. KSB employs more than 15,000 people.