The mutual inspiration of between two companies Karlsruhe, Mar 2010 – produced the Heless company based in Schwetzingen for over 60 years accessories for dolls and girls toys. Today, the family-owned company will succeed by Beate Becker. She was also, who in 1983 as young boss, decided to run the medium-sized company in the age of electronic data processing. The young entrepreneur not decided at that time to one of the usual software solutions, a major manufacturer of hardware such as IBM, Siemens, Nixdorf, but gave ABAS the newcomer a chance. A decision that has looked back it up today, even if it was necessary to overcome obstacles on the way. In the following report. Decision for an independent software \”was the way to our ERP system. In August 1983, we conducted a tender by using a consultant.
Previously we had reviewed various solutions at CeBIT. There were still no ERP systems in the modern sense. At that time, the large hardware vendors offered with it solutions. In accordance with were we first with companies such as Siemens and Olivetti in the conversation. It has drawn out long.
After two years, we would have signed almost with a large provider. Signing of the contract in the House of the company we were us then but not as a customer, but more like a supplicant. We felt different contractual provision as inadequate. We covered our decision again. Our consultants we pointed out that you can plan software regardless of the hardware. This was a new approach. At this time, there were only two companies in Germany that independent solutions for the business planning offered hardware to my knowledge: Roth in Bavaria and ABAS in Baden bei Wien. At that time, even UNIX as an independent operating system on the German market spread. Our consultants appreciated it as a moment, that we had signed the contract not the major providers and could now purchase a standalone software.