2BA customer case: Beenen Industrial Automation
Optimum use of combined product data from 2BA and BeeFinity
Beenen Industrial Automation, as part of Batenburg Techniek, is a well known system integrator with three branches in the Netherlands: Heerenveen, Zwolle and Nijkerk.
The company designs and implements complete control systems for the food, engineering, infrastructure, water and chemical sectors. Beenen operates regionally, nationally and internationally.
Beenen Industrial Automation | data-user | via downloads | siince 2005
2BA and Beefinity:
Both Beenen and Batenburg have been using 2BA for 15 years now. Initially, this was mainly for product, price and logistics information for the purchasing department.
But nowadays the product data from 2BA is also used directly in the engineering process at Beenen. In the BeeFinity platform, being the internal digital product catalogue for electrical engineering products, the data from 2BA is managed, enriched and linked to other systems.
In the case of Beenen, these are 4PS (ERP), Typical Manager (product configuration and generation) and Eplan (CAD). Where applicable, the technical data will be further completed by Beenen. This is also done by other system integrators.
BeeFinity’s algorithm determines the greatest common denominator and the reliability of adjusted data. These additional technical data will soon be sent by BeeFinity in digital form to 2BA, which in turn will offer this information directly to the manufacturer concerned, with the aim of further optimising their product data for 2BA for use by system integrators. In this way, increased data quality is quickly offered to the entire chain.
Product information more widely available and usable
The great advantage is that the uniform product and price information as well as technical data within the organisation are now more widely available and usable. This creates significant efficiency advantages.
Thanks to 2BA there is direct insight into available stocks at suppliers and delivery times of products. Products with a long delivery time can be identified and ordered in good time.
Expired items can be identified during the engineering instead of afterwards by the purchaser. This saves a lot of internal actions and revisions of design documents.
All advantages at a glance:
Cost savings, uniformity and convenience!
- One central place for product information within the organisation
- Less time consuming searching in (online) catalogues
- Improved insight into supplier product availability
- As a result, lower failure costs
- Cost savings thanks to a strong improvement in the engineer's ordering process
- Efficiency advantages by linking different systems internally and classified product information directly from 2BA
- Additional advantage: Uniform descriptions and designations throughout the organisation