A+W and Smart-Builder enter into a strategic partnership

A+W Software, the global leader in software for glass and windows, and Smart-Builder, the world-leader in glass design software, are announcing a strategic partnership for the benefit of their mutual customers.

As part of the agreement, both A+W and Smart-Builder have developed a certified interface that allows a seamless integration from the Smart-Builder configurators into the A+W ERP and production systems, allowing customers to design frameless glass structures (such as showers, shopfronts, balustrades, and splashbacks).Customers can then create a quotation and order based on the detailed design, and real purchasing and manufacturing costs, quoting not only a price, but also a delivery date based on available capacity, logistics and manufacturing constraints. The order is then released for production, optimizing material and production cost.

A+W CEO Dr. Uwe Schmid: “The integration of Smart-Builder into A+W ERP-systems will create remarkable benefits and advantages in competition for our customers such as increased efficiency, increased sales and reduced costs through automated processes – an ideal completion for our ERP-systems.”

The combined solution has been installed at the glass division of the Saint Gobain Group (SGG), a leader in building materials. Christian Otto, Business Applications Manager : “I am happy to see two global leaders in the software industry cooperating to supply us with a global solution for this type of business. This allows us to deploy a state-of-the-art solution of our well established backbone, the A+W ERP solution, with a leading configurator for our frameless glass structures.”

About A+W:

A+W are global market leaders in fully integrated software systems for the flat glass industry and window and door production. We are developing ERP-, PPS- and optimization systems to make glass and window producers more efficient. Our products are suited for small, medium-sized, and big companies. We have been on the market for more than 35 years, selling our products world-wide. A+W is a wholly owned company of the Friedman Operating Group.

About Smart-Builder:

Smart-Builder are the world leaders in software for designing frameless glass structures such as showers, shopfronts and balustrades. Over the past 17 years, more than two million structures have been designed using Smart-Builder's award-winning software. To date Smart-Builder software has been used by more than a thousand businesses around the world to successfully design more than a million structures

More information: A+W Software GmbH Dr. Michael Küttner michael.kuettner@a-w.com Tel: +49 (0) 6403 970 0

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