CSB-System named “ERP System of the Year”

07.10.2016 | author: Timo Schaffrath

The industry-specific software of CSB-System AG has been selected as “ERP System of the Year 2016”. For the tenth time now, the renowned prize was awarded on 5th October at the IT & Business exhibition. CSB particularly convinced with its concrete customer benefits and the Smart Food Factory concept.

The independent expert committee of the “Center for Enterprise Research” (CER) at Potsdam University chose CSB’s industry-specific solution as winner in the “Food and Nutrition” category. The jury recognized the industry specialization, the scope as well as the integration capabilities of CSB’s turnkey solution. “With its solutions, CSB-System AG is a pioneer in Industry 4.0, demonstrating what the digital future of food processing will look like. The benefits of the Smart Food Factory for enterprises manifests themselves especially in the areas of industrial image processing and automation,” says the chairman of the jury, Prof. Dr.-Ing Norbert Gronau.

CSB’s turnkey solution caters to all areas of the value chain - vertically and horizontally; that is, from primary production to consumers, and from machine to controlling. In this way, the CSB-System fully replicates all industry-specific business processes in its standard version. Given the modular structure, customers can introduce the functionalities that offer them the highest added value.

CSB's board of directors considers its development strategy confirmed

CSB's board of directors considers its development strategy confirmed and is glad about receiving the award, which branch manager Tim Knoll accepted on behalf of the board: “We are very proud that we were able to convince the jury. The prize stands for our 40-year expertise in the food sector. It also shows that we are on the right track with our innovations around the Smart Food Factory, as for instance our cloud services and our automation and image processing solutions,” said Peter Schimitzek, chairman of the board of CSB-System AG. Vanessa Kröner, member of the CSB board of directors in charge of finances, sales and marketing, added: “As industry specialist, we always think of the concrete customer benefits. Above all, these are cost savings and long-term productivity increase. We are glad that we have now been awarded a prize for that.”

For CSB-System AG, this is now the second award this year. In May, the company won the Fleischerei Technik Award in the “Automation” category for its industrial image processing solution “CSB-Vision”

25 Systems in the race

In total, 25 system providers participated in this year’s competition for the ERP System of the Year. The objective of the contest is a neutral analysis and assessment of non-functional criteria of ERP systems in order to create more transparency and establish a better decision basis for corporate users. The participating ERP systems are analyzed and assessed by criteria of introduction methodology, customer communication / distribution marketing, research and development and concrete customer benefits, suitability to the sector, ergonomics as well as technology and scope of the integration.

The members of the jury chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Gronau of Potsdam University are from the field of science (Prof. Dr. Kurt Promberger, Prof. Dr. Axel Winkelmann), neutral consultants (Helmuth Gümbel, Frank Niemann, René Schüller, Bert Stuhr) as well as media representatives (Martin Bayer, Dr. Sandy Eggert, Rainer Huttenloher, Iris Quirin).  

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