A+W Software for Glass
A+W is highly specialized in automating business and production processes and building enterprise networks to get utmost transparency in the office and on the shopfloor.
The cooperation of A+W with experienced and competent companies in the industry helps to provide the best possible solution for our customers.
Our solutions help us control and optimize the whole value chain, from basic glass to finished windows or facade elements.
Nowadays, automation means digitalization. Innovative glass fabricators are using powerful A+W Software to manage complex and connected Internet of Things (IoT) data, empower machine-driven decisions and lead into Industry 4.0.
Glass fabrication plants are evolving into smart factories powered by software capable of organizing and making sense of the data streams generated by connected machines and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. A+W Software is harnessing its forty years of industry expertise in leading this transformation.
A+W develops ERP-, PPS- and optimization software in order to make glass and window manufacturers even more efficient.
Our products are suitable for small, mid-sized and large companies.
A+W Business is a new-generation ERP system for the flat glass industry. Quotations, order processing, purchasing, shipping and invoicing have never been easier!
A+W Production is a highly flexible PPS solution for IG-, toughened glass-, laminated glass-, and multi-stepped production. The system allows to plan and control even highly sophisticated, multi-stepped production processes.
A+W Business Pro is a professional and cost-effective entry-level solution for small and medium-sized companies. The process from quotation to dispatch has never been easier!
A+W IoT Smart Trace: Track & Trace of individual sheets or batches along the entire production chain;Accept/record and save data from connected systems and data sources, e. g. machines, scanners, A+W Barcode Manager, A+W Production Terminal
The A+W Logistics Optimizer creates and optimizes transport routes. It creates and optimizes the shortest and most cost-effective routes. The driver can use a delivery app on a smartphone to book the delivery and report it back to the ERP system. He can photograph the delivery situation with a smartphone; the picture remains in the system and serves as proof of proper delivery. When the customer confirms correct delivery, invoicing can be initiated immediately –more time and money is saved.
With the new webshop A+W iQuote, customers can calculate and enter quotations and orders online 24/7. A+W iQuote guides the user intuitively through the configuration process, right on through to the completely calculated quotation including graphically-appealing drawings.
With A+W iQuote, anything that is ordered can actually be built. The entire order runs through a restriction check based on master data stored in A+W Business. The customer transmits a technically correct complete order.
The flexible A+W Production Terminals support your production process in the long term. These high-performance screen displays serve workers not just as a comprehensive information medium, they also offer the opportunity to intervene interactively in process control.
The A+W Production Terminal user interface is extremely flexible and already contains a multitude of predefined views for various departments in your production. In addition, the available elements can be positioned.
Glass processors often receive a chipboard or cardboard stencil from their customers to produce a non-rectangular glass sheet. Production on CNC machines requires digital data to define these forms.
The glass processor needs a flexible solution to generate the digital data from the template. Older digitization systems require special equipment and calibration – which is expensive and time-consuming. Against this background, A+W developed A+W iShape:
The stencil is photographed with a high-end mobile phone camera or similar in front of a printed reference object. The special: Unlike older solutions, no calibration of the camera used is required! A+W iShape works with every good mobile phone camera.
The photo is taken, the image is now displayed in the A+W CAD system
For further processing, the form is transferred to the A+W CAD Designer. The machine data is also generated here. The entire recording process only takes a few minutes
A+W Smart Companion
Scan smarter with smartphones
The barcode scanner has established itself as an indispensable tool in the flat glass and construction elements industry. From incoming goods receipt in the warehouse to status registration in production, on through to delivery confirmation; data is recorded via barcode scanning and transmitted to ERP and production systems.
However, the industrial scanner as we know it is quickly becoming obsolete. The smartphone, equipped with the A+W Smart Companion app, great computer power, and outstanding algorithms for handling graphics, is doing it in. The A+W Smart Companion assists along the entire value-creation chain and contributes to its digitalization, saving time and money.
With its A+W Smart Companion app, A+W is demonstrating where software development is heading. Scanning via smartphone app is easier than with customary scanners, it offers a multitude of possibilities, and it is cheaper too.