A+W and Smart-Builder enter into a strategic partnership

A+W Software and Smart-Builder have announced a strategic partnership and have developed a certified interface that allows seamless integration from the Smart-Builder Configurator into A+W ERP and production systems.

A+W Software, the global leader in software for glass and windows, and Smart-Builder, the world-leader in glass design software, have announced a strategic partnership for the benefit of their mutual customers.
As part of the agreement, both A+W and Smart-Builder have developed a certified interface that allows seamless integration from the Smart-Builder Configurator into A+W ERP and production systems, allowing customers to design frameless glass structures (such as showers, shopfronts, balustrades, and splashbacks). Customers can then create a quotation and order based on the detailed design, and real purchasing and manufacturing costs, quoting not only a price, but also a delivery date based on available capacity, logistics and manufacturing constraints. The order is then released for production, optimizing material and production cost.
A+W CEO Dr. Uwe Schmid: “The integration of Smart-Builder into A+W ERP-systems will create remarkable benefits and advantages in competition for our customers such as increased efficiency, increased sales and reduced costs through automated processes – an ideal completion for our ERP-systems.”
The combined solution has been installed at the glass division of the Saint-Gobain Group (SGG), a leader in building materials. Christian Otto, Business Applications senior consultant at Saint-Gobain Glass Solutions: “I am happy to see two global leaders in the software industry cooperating so closely. This has allowed us to deploy a state-of-the-art solution of our well established backbone, the A+W ERP solution, with a leading configurator for our frameless glass structures.”
A+W is a global market leader in fully integrated software systems for the flat glass industry and window and door production, suited for small, medium-sized, and big companies.
Smart-Builder is world leader in software for designing frameless glass structures such as showers, shopfronts and balustrades. Over the past 17 years, more than two million structures have been designed using Smart-Builder’s award-winning software. To date Smart-Builder software has been used by more than a thousand businesses around the world to successfully design more than a million structures.