CSB-System Named ERP System of the Year

csbIndustry-specific software from CSB-System AG has been named ERP System of the Year 2016 in a competition held at the IT & Business exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany.  CSB took the award thanks in particular to its concrete customer benefits and the Smart Food Factory concept.

The independent expert committee of the “Centre for Enterprise Research” (CER) at Potsdam University chose CSB’s software as the winner in the “Food and Nutrition” category. The jury recognised its industry specialisation and scope as well as the integration capabilities of the turnkey solution.

“With its solutions, CSB-System AG is a pioneer in Industry 4.0, demonstrating what the digital future of food processing will look like,” commented chairman of the jury, Prof. Dr.-Ing Norbert Gronau.  “The benefits of the Smart Food Factory for enterprises manifest themselves especially in the areas of industrial image processing and automation.”

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CSB branch manager Tim Knoll (right) receives the award from Prof. Dr.-Ing Norbert Gronau, chairman of the jury.

CSB’s turnkey solution caters to all areas of the value chain - vertically and horizontally – covering everything from primary production to consumers, and from machine operation to overall control.   In this way, the CSB-System fully replicates all industry-specific business processes in its standard version, and with its modular structure, customers can introduce the functionalities that offer them the highest added value.

CSB said the award, which was accepted on behalf of the company by branch manager Tim Knoll, underlines the success of its development strategy:

“We are very proud that we were able to convince the jury,” said Peter Schimitzek, chairman of the board of CSB-System AG.  “The prize stands for our 40-year expertise in the food sector. It also shows that we are on the right track with our innovations around the Smart Food Factory, for example our cloud services and our automation and image processing solutions.”

Vanessa Kröner, member of the CSB board of directors in charge of finances, sales and marketing, added: “As an industry specialist, we always think of the concrete customer benefits. Above all, these are cost savings and long-term productivity increase. We are glad that we have now been awarded a prize for that.”

This is second award that CSB-System AG has received this year.  In May, the company won the Fleischerei Technik Award in the “Automation” category for its industrial image processing solution “CSB-Vision”.  

In total, 25 system providers participated in the 2016 competition for the ERP System of the Year. Now in its tenth year, the objective of the contest is a neutral analysis and assessment of non-functional criteria of ERP systems in order to create more transparency and establish a better decision basis for corporate users. The participating ERP systems are analysed and assessed by the criteria of introduction methodology, customer communication / distribution marketing, research and development, concrete customer benefits, suitability to the sector, and ergonomics, as well as technology and scope of integration.

The members of the jury, chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Gronau of Potsdam University, are from the field of science (Prof. Dr. Kurt Promberger, Prof. Dr. Axel Winkelmann), together with neutral consultants (Helmuth Gümbel, Frank Niemann, René Schüller, Bert Stuhr) and media representatives (Martin Bayer, Dr. Sandy Eggert, Rainer Huttenloher, Iris Quirin).