Informatics in shopfitting

Informatics in shopfitting is of central importance, as delivery times get shorter and shorter while the products are getting more complex. A working data processing which is adjusted to the respective options is a key importance, because only a company who has its data architecture under control will always be one step ahead.  This page deals with the topic IT in detail and is divided into two chapters:

Chapter 1 Informatics- professions in shopfitting
Chapter 2 ERP System, important information for the rearrangement/migration/launch

Chapter 1

Members of staff who are experienced in the IT environment and enjoy the illustration of business processes (GPO) by the system, who like to design, experiment and discuss, are important elements of every company, no matter which size, or if shopfitting, exhibition- or display construction. The times when the “IT guys” were sitting in the basement with gallons of coffee and generated fonts on the basis of manuals, are long gone. Today, people with IT expertise are often sitting at the table as well, if e.g. certain order calculations shall be connected to complex BOMs, so that the results are available more quickly. The IT guy has become an important element of the daily business.

Job Profiles:

IT specialist in the field of application services
usually responsible for matters concerning the application around the operating system, the ERP system and the immense world of databases. Responsible for questions of connecting machines (CNC) or the connection of additional software modules such as CAD or CRM as well.

IT specialist in the field of system integration
These specialists are i.a. responsible for the acquisition and integration of hardware components of software modules for the system and the entire network infrastructure.

Commercial Professions (informatics)
Supervise and coordinate various IT projects, identify needs, support the management in the field of controlling, have an overview on the current market.

IT-System- Electronic Technician
Connect the system environment, look after networks, install and maintain the complex network infrastructure or the telecommunications system.

The tasks are manifold,

the IT department operates complex consulting functions and is involved in the information flow.

Tasks in the IT (Please bear in mind that this is just an abstract)


Leitung Informatik



Key User

Dokumentation der Geschäftsprozesse       To Do
Dokumentation Intercompany Schnittstellen       To Do
Dokumentation Berechtigungskonzept       To Do
Abbildung der Archivierungssysteme       To Do
Dokumentenmanagement konzipieren       To Do
Koordination und Auswahl von Dienstleitern To Do To Do To Do  
Dokumentation Berichtswesen       To Do
Datenbankbetreuung   To Do    
SQL- Server Betreuung   To Do    
GO LIFE- Koordination To Do To Do To Do To Do
Testumgebung abstimmen To Do To Do    
Migration neuer Module To Do To Do To Do  
VAR Layer Einspielungen (Updates)        
Rechnungsprüfung von Beratern        
Betreuung des Anwendungsupportes To Do   To Do  
Vertragsprüfungen To Do      
Mitglied im LKA/Stearing Commitee To Do      
Betreuung sämtlicher Fachbereiche   To Do To Do  
Integrationstest begleiten   To Do To Do  
Koordination von Fehlermeldungen        
Handbucherstellung- und Anpassung       To Do
Durchführung, Planung von KEY USER Schulungen To Do   To Do  
Auswahl der KEY USER        
Protokollierung von Anwender- Schulungen       To Do
Programmieranforderungen überprüfen To Do   To Do  
Software- Anpassungen genehmigen To Do      
Dokumentation von “Rucksack”- Programmierungen       To Do
Change Request vorprüfen     To Do To Do
Überprüfung von Feinkonzepten To Do To Do To Do  
Arbeitspakete definieren To Do To Do To Do  
Ansprechpartner First Level Support für Fachbereiche       To Do

Chapter 2

ERP System, important information for rearrangement/migration/launch

The ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning) or inventory management system is the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM of an enterprise. The advantage of such a “comprehensive system“ (comprehensive= from offer documentation to billing) is that all business processes within a system are pictured. Every interface means handing over data, every data input (data manipulation) implies effort. The launching of an ERP system poses a challenge for every enterprise; therefore, the following aspects are of central importance:

  • Strategic consideration needs to be enquired beforehand
    • Prevention of interfaces, avoiding data entry at various locations (data consistency), which reports, which budget (with capital surplus plan), considering long introduction phase
  • As much standard as possible, as few backpacks as necessary
    • Every backpack programming has to be considered during updates
  • Second a key user from every department,
    • Usually the key user is not available for the daily business of the enterprise (during the planning and introduction phase)

Launching an ERP System

As shown in the graph, key users play an important role before and after implementing the ERP system.

Implementing an ERP system is complex, at this point the future operations of an enterprise are positioned. Therefore, the respective project groups as well as the division of responsibilities are of central importance.

The depiction of the correct data architecture is a challenge for every department. The throughput which is controlled by the respective statuses is very significant as well.