NETFIRA UNLOCKS E-PROCUREMENT FOR ASSA ABLOY (GERMANY)

23 October 2015
NETFIRA UNLOCKS E-PROCUREMENT FOR ASSA ABLOY (GERMANY)
In another breakthrough in the European market, emerging Australian cloud-software house Netfira Pty Ltd (Netfira) has won the contract to automate the supply chain of two German subsidiaries of one of the world’s largest lockmakers, ASSA ABLOY.

The latest deal comes hard on the heels of two similar contracts recently won by Netfira. One in Germany where the world’s largest spa maker Klafs installed Netfira ‘Buyer’, and one in Australia where the iconic Australian manufacturer of water heaters Rheem installed Netfira ‘Seller’.

ASSA ABLOY, the maker of the famous Lockwood and Yale brands in Australia, purchased the ‘Buyer’ version of the innovative Netfira software.

With a one-time investment the cloud based ‘Buyer’ software integrated ASSA ABLOY’s supplier network quickly and easily.

“An automated purchasing solution only provides real value to the buyer if all suppliers are easily able to connect, a feat most other procurement software is unable to manage,” according to the Managing Director of Netfira Germany Reinald Schneller.

“Our solution is not only very fast to implement and easy to use but is very adaptable. Every order process ‘from purchase to pay’ can be effortlessly automated and easily enhanced with additional functions,” Mr Schneller said. “Our customers find the solution clearly superior to conventional technologies such as EDI or the often error prone OCR-based scanning solutions.”

“I was told that connecting our suppliers would be similar to downloading an app to a smartphone,” said Wolfgang Haerle, purchasing manager for ASSA ABLOY in Germany Austria and Switzerland.

“From what I had heard read and experienced so far I could not possibly believe that. But I must say that’s exactly how it is! The supplier app from Netfira is a really great tool. We are highly satisfied” said Mr Haerle.

ASSA ABLOY has already connected several hundred suppliers within weeks of implementing Netfira.

Standard procurement systems solve the buyer’s needs but often offer little value to the supplier. According to Mr Haerle however, “Our suppliers were thrilled immediately. Some of them even want to introduce the Netfira solution in their own businesses to connect to their own suppliers”

According to Andrew Liu of Gem Gianni Industries Inc. – a Taiwanese company that supplies ASSA ABLOY, “The Netfira App is ideal for us because it does not require any technical knowledge and creates immediate value.”

This reaction was confirmed by Sandra Eckhardt of the order processing department of Ferdinand Gross GmbH and Co KG, another ASSA ABLOY Supplier. “We were amazed at how quickly and easily the implementation went – Within just a few minutes our systems were connected with ASSA ABLOY.”.
About Netfira

Netfira is a cloud-software company with offices in Sydney and Perth in Australia and Walldorf and Munich in Germany. The Netfira business to business (B2B) suite is a ground-breaking supply chain solution that streamlines the buying and selling process. Purchase orders, order confirmations delivery schedules, invoices and other documents are exchanged automatically in real time via Netfira, which securely links the manufacturer’s systems and those of its suppliers and customers.

About Netfira

Netfira is a cloud-software company with offices in Sydney and Perth in Australia and Walldorf and Munich in Germany. The Netfira business to business (B2B) suite is a ground-breaking supply chain solution that streamlines the buying and selling process. Purchase orders, order confirmations delivery schedules, invoices and other documents are exchanged automatically in real time via Netfira, which securely links the manufacturer’s systems and those of its suppliers and customers.

About ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY is the largest global supplier of intelligent lock and security solutions. The company is dedicated to improving its customers’ lives through innovative products that offer great security, safety and convenience. ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik GmbH in Germany is the professional partner worldwide in mechanical and electromechanical security solutions for safety, security and convenience in buildings. The company develops, produces and markets high-quality products and multi-purpose systems under the established ASSA, KESO, IKON and effeff brand names for the private, commercial and public sectors.”

 

 

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George Ruul – Managing Director
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george.ruul@netfira.com
Additional information on Netfira can be found at: www.Netfira.com

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