"Our companies around the world use the MONITOR ERP system"
AQ Group is a global manufacturer of components and systems for industrial customers with high demands. The business is organized into specialized business areas with operating companies, which offer cost-effective solutions for their customers.
The combined expertise within the AQ Group - along with a global presence - delivers unique benefits to customers around the world. Quality is a central focus constantly subject to development, and goes hand in hand with efficiency.
Why did you choose MONITOR ERP System?
"Several of our companies had different ERP systems in the beginning. We wanted to use the same ERP system in all of our companies. MONITOR was the best option for our business, as a global manufacturer of components and systems for industrial customers with high demands. MONITOR also offered features and functions that made it easy for us to communicate with customers and suppliers," explains Per Lindblad, Business Development and IT Manager at AQ Group.
In what way does MONITOR differ from other ERP systems?
"It's easy for us to move production of a product from one company within the group to another. This is possible because they are more or less registered in the same way in the different companies. This also applies to parts. In MONITOR, there are links to both customers and suppliers, which is of great benefit to us. The system also features a “drag and drop” function which makes it easy for us to manage, for example, invoices and order confirmations," he adds.
Is it important to you, at a group level, that all of your companies use MONITOR?
"Our companies, located around the world, use MONITOR and appreciate the system. It's easy to switch from one language to another, which facilitates work for our personnel. We have a decentralized organization, and it's more important to us that the ERP system runs smoothly for our employees than for us to manage it centrally at group level."
"MONITOR has a positive impact on results, and the company is sensitive to our opinions and needs."
How did the implementation of MONITOR go?
"It was easy to implement the MONITOR ERP system, both in Sweden and abroad. The system is standardized, and it's therefore easy to start using and learn the work flow. During implementation we converted data from our previous systems, which went smoothly. During the preliminary study preceding implementation in new companies we were able to investigate how much of the system our other companies had used. This enabled us to identify our shortcomings, and where to make improvements, which has been a great benefit," Per adds.
How does MONITOR benefit your ability to act and succeed as a subcontractor?
"First of all, all our companies must be run efficiently and have proper system support to follow-up on nonconformities and adopt measures. On the start page in MONITOR, for example, we can view the status of customer and purchase orders. This means we are constantly motivated to achieve better results which, in turn, will improve our business. It is of great importance to us that we deliver quality to our customers. Our customers choose us based on our performance, and if we have a solid foundation with a reliable ERP system then it will be easier for us to retain our high quality," he adds.
Does MONITOR contribute to the process of further developing your business?
"MONITOR has a positive impact on results, and Monitor ERP System AB is sensitive to our opinions and needs. We have a close relationship with Monitor, which is beneficial to both of us."
Business Development and IT Management
AQ Group AB