Würth AG Switzerland sells assembly and fastening materials and is part of the global Würth Group, headquartered in Germany. With more than 640 employees in sales, marketing, management, logistics and e-business, the company serves approximately 50,000 customers in Switzerland. It offers a broad product range including screws, screw accessories, chemical products, furniture and construction fittings, anchors, fire protection, tools and machines – more than 100,000 items in total.
The cataloging and managing of files is now much easier and faster. Our content is now highly available at all times. Elvis DAM has optimized our digital asset management.
The huge amount of items results in a wealth of graphical data. The company was using a legacy digital asset management system (DAM), which was not up-to-date and powerful enough to meet the challenges set by the increasing file stocks.
To prepare for current and future requirements the company decided to replace the existing DAM solution. The new DAM system should enable the team to effectively manage its digital assets in the heterogeneous IT environment – it should be able to integrate with various applications. Moreover, the system should be accessible also for external partners, making sure that everyone is working with the same data. Based on its extensive experience in the field of digital asset management, WoodWing Solution Partner 3f8h.net / electronic publishing got the job and recommended Elvis DAM.
With Elvis DAM, product managers, sales representatives, graphic designers and, if required, external shareholders, can access the same files both internally and externally.
3f8h.net supervised the project from planning to implementation. The team was able to migrate the large existing asset stocks smoothly from the legacy system to Elvis DAM. In a well-executed collaboration with the IT experts from Würth AG Switzerland, Elvis DAM was integrated into the existing heterogeneous IT environment. To this end, a virtual host system running Windows Server 2008 R2 has been provided. Leveraging the API provided by Elvis DAM, a straightforward Web interface was developed, aiming to enable the product managers to easily search, view and download assets. In the future, the automation of various tasks will be achieved by the integration of Elvis DAM with Enfocus Switch. These features will facilitate sending and receiving of data and automate the creation of PDFs from layouts.