GUS-OS Suite

ERP system with vision

Workflow management

The application-integrated workflow management makes it possible to model business processes with a graphical designer and to control them in a documented and flexible manner. In this way, the system ensures that business processes are carried out in accordance with the currently valid Standard Operating Procedures. More than 1,000 preconfigured and standardized processes and sub-processes are already included in the GUS-OS Suite, which can be assembled into an overall process in just a few steps and can also be fully customized. Without any programming knowledge.

Aus den konkretisierten Workflow-Abläufen resultieren die unterschiedlichen Aufgaben für die Anwender, die in rollenbasierten ToDo-Listen zur Bearbeitung bereitgestellt werden. Dabei lassen sich die Prozessketten sowohl rein linear steuern als auch parallel schalten, so dass gleichzeitig an verschiedenen Aufgaben für einen Vorgang gearbeitet werden kann. Die Option der 4-Augen-Prüfung stellt bei sensiblen Freigabe-Aktivitäten sicher, dass unterschiedliche Personen die betreffenden Freigaben durchführen müssen. Bei Bedarf können die Prozess-Schritte mit einer E-Mail-Benachrichtigung versehen werden, so dass auch die Mitarbeiter, die sich selten im ERP-System bewegen, auf ihre ToDos aufmerksam gemacht werden. Geeignete Eskalationsmechanismen sorgen dafür, dass die Anwender eine Erinnerung erhalten, wenn ihre Aufgaben terminlich überfällig werden.

Various - transaction-related - control centers transparently display an overview of which process step each transaction (e.g. sales order, complaint, purchase order, inspection plan, product development, invoice receipt document, etc.) of the company is currently in.

By including the checklist function, control and release steps can be provided with checkpoints that must necessarily be processed in order to be able to confirm a task in the workflow. These checkpoints can be flexibly defined in corresponding templates according to their type (logical, evaluative, classifying checks as well as recording of measured values) and their scope depending on their context. Such a checklist definition can be equipped with a version management and corresponding releases, so that it is ensured that only checklists that have been checked in advance are used operationally.

Various options are available for dynamic adaptation of the workflows at runtime:

  • Decision nodes leave it up to the user to decide which parts of a workflow are run through
  • Repetitions of individual activities or even entire sub-processes are possible
  • The insertion of individual activities or even entire sub-processes in a running workflow process is also provided for
  • By linking main and sub-workflows, a high level of transparency is achieved in the process flow across several operations (even from different departments) (example: linking the workflows of sales order and purchase order in the case of a drop shipment).

The workflow processes can also be configured to log a measurement of the throughput times. These throughput times can be monitored accordingly via the KPI module (Key Performance Indicators).

Mastering challenges in the process industry

Short development cycles, multi-stage manufacturing processes, restrictive legal requirements, strict certification requirements, and high demands on quality and environmental management: This poses major challenges for companies in the process industry and their IT systems
- especially since legal and industry-specific requirements and regulations differ from country to country and change frequently. With the GUS-OS Suite, we provide a modular solution with which companies can control complex processes across the entire value network in a consistent, integrated and yet flexible manner thanks to fully integrated workflow management. Find out how this works in our module information.
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Feature Pack 7.0 of the GUS-OS Suite

With Feature Pack 7.0, the latest version of the GUS-OS Suite is now available. Besides additional modules, it offers a multitude of new functions. Highlights of the Feature Pack are the comprehensively modernized user interface and the optimized update procedure. The GUS-OS Digital Hub Service has also been further expanded. The cloud-based service now offers extended display options as well as new, ready-made solution modules to improve communication with the field service.

Entry into digitization

The GUS-OS Digital Hub Service is a cloud-based service that allows you to individually make the processes of your GUS-OS Suite accessible outside your company. Business partners and external employees can interact directly with your ERP system, retrieve, set and update data via the web app. Get to know our Digital Hub now!

The GUS-OS Suite in use