Heveck chooses fizor. and Thinkwise to replace their Cobol application. Eric Landwaart General Manager at Heveck tells more about the reasons why, and how he experienced the process.
Heveck Vriesvers is a warehousing and logistical partner for frozen products in The Netherlands The total assortment consists of more than 900 articles.
Renewal of core systems
The old system was a self-developed Cobol custom system, which processes about 160,000 order lines from the stores and about 900 purchase order lines for suppliers every week.
Heveck had the need for a more modern technological development, leading to the decision to replace their core systems. Eric: “In doing so, we primarily looked at the standard packages commonly used in the market. It quickly became apparent during the inventory of these packages that no single system fully covers Heveck’s specific business processes.”
Sceptical at first
During the ICT & Logistics trade fair, we were introduced to the Thinkwise Low code Platform and the implementation partner fizor.
Eric: “Although Heveck was initially skeptical about this solution, fizor. managed to convince us during the meetings, analyses, and demos that they are capable of developing Heveck’s business processes on the Thinkwise Platform.”
To fully convince Heveck, a Proof of Concept was started for the entire order picking process. This process runs from the moment the customer’s orders enter the system to the moment the trucks are loaded.
Eric: “In 4 weeks’ time this workflow with all the specific Heveck features was delivered by the specialists at fizor. It’s clear that the specialists working here know the industry-specific terms, and have hands on experience working in the logistic and distribution. This makes working easier as we are talking the same language. In addition, they think proactively and come up with good workable solutions for certain bottlenecks”.
As a result of the successful proof of concept, Heveck has chosen fizor as its system integrator to transfer the processes 1 to 1 to the Thinkwise Platform, with the aim of taking this into use in 2022.
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