User Meeting 2018
November 08-09, 2018 | Schweinfurt
On November 8 and 9 our annual user meeting took place again - this time in the Mercure Hotel Maininsel in Schweinfurt.
As every year our licensees received a comprehensive overview of current functions of our new texware/CS release 19.1, which will be available in January 2019. In addition to many other interesting lectures, a speech of one of our customers was on the agenda as well. We were pleased to welcome Ms. Terschluse from Janine Design GmbH as a guest speaker.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
After a short welcome by CEO Dr. Michael Schiffmann, Stefan Bolte from the Progress GmbH opened the meeting with a speech on the topic »News from the Progress Software, Predictive maintenance and more«. This involves the attempt to predict possible down-times and down-time reasons by means of artificial intelligence on the basis of machine data, and to take precautions resp. to react accordingly.
Subsequently, Martin Speidel, manager of our location in Nordhorn, presented a little overview of the new texware/CS release 19.1. After that, the cozy part of the evening began with a small champagne reception in the historic town hall of Schweinfurt, followed by a guided tour through the old town. During the hearty dinner at the »Brauhaus am Markt« all participants used the opportunity to exchange ideas on texware/CS, to establish contacts or to possibly plan common projects.
Friday, November 9, 2018
At the very start of the second day Martin Speidel went »in medias res«: He presented new developments in the texware/CS release 19.1. Like last year, Petra Hoffmann assisted with her live performance of various new functions, which was well received by the participants. Questions from the audience were not only answered, but also discussed with the help of the live examples.
Subsequently, Dr. Tobias Maschler from the German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research, Denkendorf spoke on the topic of »Scenario-based personnel planning for multiple site systems on the example of the weaving process - Risks- and costs estimation«. This sounds complicated, but the answer is given by the concrete question: How many weavers are necessary to keep all looms running without causing idle time for the people on one hand, but also without overload which may result in rising down-times. The best »cost-benefit-relation« can be calculated to finally improve the company profit.
After a short coffee break, Claus Konzelmann and Udo Kleinpeter from the CompData Computer GmbH took over, together with Ms. Nicole Terschluse from Janine Design GmbH. They presented »COMELEO sales: Remote order entry for texware/CS.« Our customer Janine Design GmbH, producer of premium bed linen, uses »COMELEO sales« for their mobile, remote order entry.
Ms. Terschluse provided an exciting progress report, first about the introduction of »COMELEO sales« and its connection to texware/CS and secondly about the feedback she received. The lot of questions to Ms. Terschluse showed the big interest of the participants in this topic. The audience also welcomed that a texware/CS customer passed on his experience directly to other texware/CS users.
Before all participants left for their trip home, they all used lunch as an opportunity for exchange of ideas and networking.
We want to thank all customers and speakers for their participation and look forward to meet each other again next year.