ProAlpha Business Solutions Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
The proALPHA Group specializes in ERP applications for midmarket primarily in German-speaking countries in Europe. The company offers proALPHA ERP, which provides materials management, production planning and control, planning and scheduling, fixed asset management, managerial accounting, personnel management, project management, document management, logistics, finance, and accounting, as well as other functions such as customer relationship management and supply chain management.
Despite the generally weak economy in Western Europe where it derives much of its business, the 21-year-old proALPHA has shown steady growth over the past four years. proALPHA ERP is client-server based and it has yet to articulate its Cloud strategy.
The majority of its customers are mid-sized companies in Germany and increased competition from SAP and others in the midmarket could leave proALPHA with no choice but to go upmarket. The key may well be boosting its international sales activities through more localization enhancements in order to help its German customers further their global expansion plans as well.
In March 2018, proALPHA released the new version of the comprehensive ERP solution proALPHA focuses on the international business of small and mid-sized manufacturing and trading companies. Version 7.1 comes with numerous new and extended functions, especially in accounting. Simulation options for multi-resource planning and comprehensive support of mobile warehouse and production logistics are further highlights. Pilot customers confirm that their upgrade to the new version went smoothly and that they have already seen significant process improvements and cost savings.
ProAlpha Business Solutions Recent Developments
In September 2018 proALPHA expands their Portfolio of Mobile Solutions with new reseller contract: proALPHA adds products of L-mobile to their product range of mobile software solutions.
Whether in warehouse logistics, sales, production or service: To effectively and intelligently connect processes in manufacturing companies, mobile data collection systems are becoming more and more important. These systems provide the ERP with information in real time, thus increasing its effectiveness as a control instance.
Now, proALPHA concluded a reseller contract with their long-term partner L-mobile solutions GmbH & Co.KG, a provider for mobile data collection systems. From now on, the ERP provider will sell selected products of L-Mobile under their own name and logo. This agreement is effective in the European Union and Switzerland. The mobile solutions of the software provider located in Sulzbach are already used by far more than 50 proALPHA customers.
The main fields of application are digitalized warehouse logistics, production as well as service management. The connection to proALPHA is implemented via an extensively standardized integration. proALPHA customers can now select more mobile solutions from the portfolio.
ProAlpha Business Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
ProAlpha Merged with Alpha Business Solutions(ABS) in 2015.
ProAlpha Business Solutions Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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ProAlpha Business Solutions Overview
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Number of Employees: 1000
ProAlpha Business Solutions Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
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ProAlpha Business Solutions Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product
No. of ProAlpha Business Solutions Customers: 2000
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No. of ProAlpha Business Solutions Cloud Subscribers: 125000
The proALPHA customer base mainly includes medium-sized industrial, retail and service customers with a group structure, but also medium-sized subsidiaries of large companies. proALPHA currently serves more than 1,700 installations in more than 48 countries.
Its recent customer wins included SIKO MagLine, MFI AG, Schwingenschlögel, IST Metz and others. Among its current customers are Hammelmann , Rosenberger, ACO Severin Ahlmann GmbH, Aichelin Group, Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen, Hensel Group, HerkulesGroup, Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik, iehl-Abegg, Berlin Heart, Hammelmann, ACO Severin Ahlmann GmbH & Co.KG, Ziehl-Abegg AG and others.
ProAlpha Business Solutions Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
After years of selling client-server systems, proALPHA has embraced service-oriented architecture (SOA) in the next phase of its product development. In addition, proALPHA has added analytics to its core offering with Business Cockpit dashboards for enhanced decision support.
proALPHA will continue to hone in on its core competency in manufacturing, engineering and distribution organizations, especially those with complex requirements in engineer-to-order (ETO), configure-to-order (CTO), assemble-to-order (ATO) or make-to-order environments.
ProAlpha Business Solutions Risks and Challenges
In January 2016 proALPHA acquired integral system technik GmbH, one of its partners specializing in production data and attendance systems. That followed its purchase of another key partner proALPHA Swiss Codex in December 2015 and ABS earlier that year. The result is a company with 800 employees and a sales target of 100 million euros.
The challenge is whether the consolidation of its channel ecosystem will prevent proALPHA from working with other partners that are technology agnostic or ending up limiting itself to align with those that only want to partner as a last resort.
ProAlpha Business Solutions Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
proALPHA Business Solutions GmbH has 35 partnerships of which 5 are research projects. In August 2017, proALPHA Teams Up with Two New Intralogistics Partners. By teaming up with proLogistik GmbH + Co KG and viastore SOFTWARE GmbH, proALPHA expands its intralogistics service portfolio. Thanks to the standardized connection to proALPHA ERP, the intralogistics solutions can be implemented fast and with low effort.
proALPHA Consulting AG is responsible for all domestic direct operations with sales, consulting, and project development. Abroad, the proALPHA Group is represented by subsidiaries in Austria, France, the USA, Hungary and Poland. proALPHA also sells through certified partners that provide onsite customer support.
proALPHA partners include Merapi Solutions in Indonesia, AmyMA in Luxembourg, Codex Business Systems in Switzerland, Keyson Sistemas in Spain, SPC solutions sro in Czech Republic, and Extrion Ltd in the UK.
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