Autodesk Product Data Management Software Helps Improve Operational
Efficiencies and Enhance Productivity for Global Industrial Systems
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2011--
Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), announced that Andritz, a global market leader
for the supply of systems and services to the hydropower, pulp, paper
and metals sectors, has adopted Autodesk
Vault product data management software to more efficiently manage
CAD, engineering, materials handling and logistics data.
Andritz Places Its Trust in Autodesk Vault Software (Photo: Business Wire)
To strengthen its position in a highly competitive and fast-growing
market, Austria-based Andritz sought a solution that would deliver
enhanced collaboration between engineering teams at different locations
while driving productivity, business agility and faster time to market.
Andritz’s existing product data management solution was proving to be
too expensive, complex and unwieldy to meet these needs; therefore,
select business units of the company decided to adopt Autodesk Vault
software based on its seamless integration between AutoCAD, Autodesk
Inventor and AutoCAD Mechanical. Within a year, Andritz was up and
running with the software at 11 locations across Europe and Asia.
According to Ulrich Lanz, head of engineering application services,
Andritz, “Our engineering teams were eager to use Vault software from
the outset. It is easy to learn, which means we have been able to keep
training time to a minimum (around half a day for each employee) and get
new users up to speed in a cost-effective manner.”
“The system is fast,” added Lanz. “On certain key tasks, we experienced
Autodesk Vault to be 10 times faster than our previous system. Engineers
get instant feedback on system performance, which they love. And errors,
particularly from overwriting data or from working on the wrong versions
of documents, have been minimized.”
The implementation was also rapid compared with similar enterprise
deployments at Andritz and was further accelerated by Autodesk
Consulting, which helped configure the system and infrastructure.
Autodesk Authorized Reseller, Man
and Machine in Austria, also assisted in developing the product and
Andritz has enjoyed such success with Vault software that it is now
preparing to upgrade all of its licenses to Autodesk
Vault Professional, which offers ERP
integration for enhanced enterprise scalability. The migration will also
enable Andritz to upgrade its capability to manage item and bill of
material (BOM) handling, and to integrate seamlessly with existing
enterprise business systems.
About The Andritz Group
The Andritz Group is a global market leader for supply of systems and
services to the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals and other specialized
industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The group is
headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 16,700
employees worldwide. Andritz operates over 180 production sites, service
and sales companies all around the world.
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