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|FIELD||Core, Data visualization, Finance, Trade|
|ANNUAL TURNOVER||730 mil. CZK|
|PLACE||Central Bohemian Region|
ABRA BI is a tool for online reporting in FV Plast, but also a source of data for further work. Management uses the business intelligence portal to support management on the controlling, trading, logistics and manufacturing level.
Information from ABRA BI fulfilled our expectations. From the reports segmented according to individual markets, we have efficiently and precisely found out what our most-sold assortment is.
FV Plast a.s., a traditional Czech manufacturer of plastic piping systems specializing in the production of plastic pipes, fittings and fittings for water, air and central and floor heating. Ing. Kamil Mahovsky, CEO of FV Plast, characterizes the company: “At present, we are the second largest supplier on the domestic market. At 2 plants we operate on 6000 m2 of production halls and with 180 employees we produce an annual turnover of CZK 730 million. Eighty percent of our production goes abroad to more than 48 countries worldwide.”
Until 2008, the ABRA Gen information system in FV Plast was only used for statutory agendas. This year, the company’s management decided to use the functions of the company management support system more efficiently.
FV Plastic started to actively adapt the information system to its specific requirements. It has been able to automate many of the tasks, and better use its existing information infrastructure to its advantage. “ In Gen, I appreciate the customization option for our individual needs, such as when creating reports or adding custom fields,” says Ing. David Behner, Business Director for the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.
The information system is now closely interconnected with the Business Intelligence application, ABRA BI . “It helps not only the department of controlling, but also trade, production and logistics. The biggest benefit is that ABRA BI data is live, online, and available from any device and with remote access. Importantly, the information in ABRA BI is unified, and they all work with the same numbers,” explains the benefits of reporting David Behner, who primarily watches over ABRA BI executions.
DAILY WORK WITH IGATE
A technical view of working with the reporting tool is provided by Miroslav Cerny, Information Systems Specialist at FV Plast: “Before using ABRA BI we had to organize and consolidate data in the information system first. Subsequently, we started to create reporting sets. Now, we use, among other things, 4 fully automated reports that have previously been in controlling for several days. Today, ABRA BI is not only used for reporting but also as a data source for other specialized work such as in Excel. I can see retrospectively that thanks to ABRA BI we have learned about more features of the ABRA information system . ”
ABRA BI gives us information on the inventory of our whole assortment in the form of graphs within seconds, literally a click away. In the past, we were obtaining the same for hours up to 3 days.Miraslav ČernýInformation system specialist, FV Plast a.s.
THE FUTURE OF FV PLAST
Kamil Mahovsky sees the future of the company clearly: “When you say “plastic pipe” so many people will just imagine a simple pipe, but the issue is much wider. Now we are only moving in certain segments, mainly internal pressure distributions, but there are a few areas where FV Plast can be further developed. The company’s business strategy will be based on 4 pillars in the coming years:
FV Plast bases its entrepreneurial success on listening to those who work with the products every day, e.g. plumbers and assembly companies. That way they can offer them exactly the solutions they really need for their work.