Kongsberg Maritime Improves Productivity by K-Tools Application Integration Solution

>>10+ times increase in productivity achieved

The challenge

KM is producing complex engineering-to-order solutions that are designed for the needs of each particular customer.

The company faced a number of challneges related to:

  • The project documentation consists of more than 50 different types of documents and more than 2,000 pages per project;
  • The information is stored in a number of specialized software solutions (MS Dynamics Ax ERP, Teamcenter PLM, PIM) not integrated to each other;
  • The specialized software requires a lot of training for the employees;
  • As a result the business process for project documentation generation is inefficient and consumes more than 2 man months.

The Solution

KTools - an engineering software solution which automatically generates documents and tests scenarios for each user-specific system.

Project Activities

ICB designed and developed K Tools - a system for automated project documentation generation. K Tools connects to MS Dynamics Ax (KM’s ERP system) and Teamcenter PLM systems to obtain information about products (parts) and software delivered to particular customer. Then the system based on pre-defined intelligence and using a rule-based engine automatically generates documents in various formats (MS Word, MS Excel, PDF, HTML, XML, MDB, and autoCAD Drawings (DWG) for the specific project. The system deploys the generated project documents to a DMS (Document Management System) which handles the workflow process for approval.

The Benefits

  • 30 times increase in productivity for product documentation generation (from 2 man months to 2 man days);
  • Improved quality and accuracy of customer and project documentation;
  • Radical decrease in sales period;
  • Millions in savings each year.