The Company: With 23 locations worldwide, Edscha is a strategic development partner of the international automotive industry. It is the world’s largest supplier of hinge systems and one of the leading European suppliers of powered systems and driver controls, such as foot controls and parking brakes. 5,900 employees work across the three business units. Since 2010, the company has been part of the Spanish automotive supplier group Gestamp.
The Challenge: Edscha had been using different systems to manage the increasing number of projects, among them Excel and Microsoft Project as pure client tools. What was required was an overall solution to be used internationally, taking VDA-compliant standards into account.
The Solution: TPG developed a custom system architecture for Edscha based on Microsoft Project Server with SharePoint and TPG PSLink for SAP integration. The system called EdPro combines the worlds of the ERP and project management systems. A technically complex tool, the solution simplifies and harmonizes project management across sites and system interfaces.
The Benefits: EdPro has provided Edscha with a single system for global use and cross-site project management. It enables global reporting and provides all participants with an overview of the actual status of projects, resources and schedules based on current data available at the touch of a button.
“The software is extremely user-friendly and provides significant benefits to all involved: users are always up to date, both on the project status and on the schedule.”
Holger Marx, Head of PMO-Leiter at Edscha Engineering GmbH