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TZ – More than 80 % wholesale customers of ASSA ABLOY are now connected by electronic data interchange thanks to Orion

4. June 2012

Brno, 29th May 2012 – More than 80% of wholesale customer now exchange their trading data electronically with ASSA ABLOY, a prominent producer of door lock systems such as FAB, Abloy or Yale. This has been enabled by the implementation of electronic data interchange (EDI), realized by CCV Information systems. This development showcases the high degree of EDI penetration among retail chains and DIY shops, which currently make use of more than a dozen types of different electronic messages (documents) in their communication.

Developing EDI solutions for large and small customers

ASSA ALOY has followed up on its positive experience with comprehensive electronic interchange of trading data with other retailers, by deciding to implement all its customers into EDI as part of it further efforts to enhance trading relations. In the first phase of the project, they approached 35 wholesale customers, 80% of which have opted for electronic interchange, bringing them a significant reduction in fixed costs resulting from the use of paperless processes. This development has showcased the high level of EDI penetration, which has become a de-facto norm for document interchange between large trading partners. The second phase of the project will see ASSA ABLOY approaching more of its customers with the proposition to implement EDI in their systems.

The customers have opted for a comprehensive service with procedural advantages

CCV Information systems has been selected as the provider of the entire solution for ASSA ABLOY, approaching selected partners on its behalf and offering large-scale customers one of two options of integrating EDI communication. The first option is to deal with the communication via the clearing central EDI Orion, which allows direct integration with the company’s ERP system; the second was a web-based solution, in cases where the company’s system was unsuitable for integration.

“The fact that the majority of customers have opted for the integrated solution, will allow them to profit from all the advantages EDI has to offer, and proves their readiness to integrate structured electronic communication in accordance with international regulations.” said David Reichel, Head of the eBusiness division at CCV Information systems.

EDI implementation and product data management all-in-one

“We have opted for a tested provider to support our further EDI development. This also allows us to manage our product data by making use of the Orion eCatalogue. Thanks to this solution, our customers are able to order our products in a straight-forward manner, always relying on complete and easily identifiable information.” said Michal Říha, Business Unit Manager at ASSA ABLOY, ading: “Expanding our electronic communication with other partners sped up the document flow and lowered the number of mistakes in orders and invoices, which in turn improved the quality of service we provide and upped the efficiency of labour, predominantly in the customer service area.”

Data interchange in Orion

The solution was provided comprehensively, from the initial analysis to consulting with the individual information systems’ providers, all carried out by CCV Information systems. The clearing centre Orion, which transcribes the messages, distributes them among trading partners and also archives them electronically in a secure and reliable manner, remains the cornerstone of the solution. Its services are currently used by more than a 1000 companies, and it processes more than 2 million messages every month.

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About ASSA ABLOY Czech & Slovakia s.r.o.

ASSA ABLOY is a world leader among the suppliers of comprehensive door lock systems. ASSA ABLOY Czech & Slovakia s.r.o. was founded in 2008 through the merger of two leading companies on the Czech market: FAB, s.r.o. and Abloy spol. s r. o. The company’s headquarters are in Prague, from where it successfully follows in the established cooperation with all distribution channels, architects and engineers and offers sophisticated door locking solutions under the trademarks of FAB, Abloy, Yale, effeff and VingCard/Elsafe for households, companies, hotels or poly-functional centres.

About CCV Information systems

CCV Information systems has been active on the market since 1992 and belongs to the important players in the sector of information systems provision, on the domestic scene. Our headquarters can be found in Brno ( CCV Business Solutions divisions) and we have branch offices in Brno (CCV eGovernment division), in Opava (CCV eBusiness division) and in Kysucké Nové Mesto (CCV Slovakia). We provide comprehensive solutions in developing, consultancy and implementation of business information systems (Microsoft Dynamics) and other software applications for selected sectors of industry. We specialize in developing solutions for electronic data interchange (EDI Orion solution), which ensures paperless interchange of business documentation. We also develop specialized solutions (registries, portals) for the state administration. CCV Information systems is a holder of the ISO 9001:2009 quality system certificate, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an Oracle Gold Partner

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