It also confirmed some of the trends the A+W windows and door specialists had been dealing with during the time leading up to the show:
The item of isolated applications seems to be finally over in the more developed markets. The users are looking for complete solutions which cover all the demands of a modern building element production, from purchasing and warehouse management, quotation and order processing, time management, up to production control. This trend is more than positive for CANTOR as their customers are usually looking for comprehensive solutions anyway. “A construction element producer“, states A+W salesman Dr Ralf Mühlhans “who believes he can get away with patch-up jobs in today’s software business, has no chance in the long run. We have been offering comprehensive solutions for quite a long time now, with regard to both software functionality and the product range we can handle“.
The industry expects their software partners to support them in dealing with federal policies and new requirements like the Energy Label and the Construction Products Regulations for example. The coopera-tion of CANTOR and ift Rosenheim in creating the Energy Label in CANTOR order processing is appreciated throughout. As to the Construction Products Regulations, the CANTOR system supports the users in draw-ing up the performance declaration. As with the CE code, the parameters are computed by the CANTOR system, completed by individual requirements, and edited for the printing process.
The industry is casting its nets a little wider. Apart from the classical core competence, the window and door production, subjects like shading systems, roller shutters and rolling gates but also the production of frames and other sectors of metal construction are gaining on importance all the time. The CANTOR so-lutions allow customers to enter windows and shading systems together. Constructional restrictions will be checked in one go. Even construction elements like metal frames, sliding doors, etc. which were the subject of many discussions on the A+W / CANTOR stand, can be handled without problems by the CANTOR software systems.