In the future, painters will have the option of purchasing the "MultiCloud openHandwerk" craftsman software from PPG Industries Inc. PPG - known in Germany through the brands SIGMA Coatings and GORI - is the new partner of openHandwerk GmbH.
The "MultiCloud openHandwerk" is a "Software-as-a-Service" solution for the digitalization of processes in the trade and construction industry. It enables order management, project planning, documentation and the complete accounting of a company to be organised in a cloud software without data breaks and with free interfaces. Data on the products of SIGMA Coatings and GORI with the corresponding service texts are already stored in the software for PPG customers. The PPG field service provides digital advice on bills of quantities using the craftsman software and supports the processing of these bills of quantities.
Share data and act faster
To speed up the bidding process, painters can share data on a specific construction project with their PPG field service consultant and then share it. The working method and user interface of openHandwerk was specially adapted to the painter's needs. Information on the scope of services of the modern software solution can be found on the landing page http://www.openhandwerk.de/lp/ppg.
"Together with openHandwerk GmbH, we offer our customers the opportunity to integrate PPG service early and efficiently into order processing. At the same time, the 'MultiCloud openHandwerk' offers painters the added value of being able to represent orders particularly efficiently from the quotation to the final invoice," says Ronny Eggebrecht, Regional Sales Manager OST - Architectural Coatings Benelux, DACH & Middle East PPG. "Our sales force can provide effective and fast support through digital data management".
Resource planning, construction documentation and accounting in the cloud
Especially for the painting trade, openHandwerk offers numerous functions in the craftsman software. These include, for example, measurement, work certificates, acceptance and measurement reports, construction diaries, individualised forms and digital signatures per app. Furthermore, the app can be used to document construction sites by photo as well as defects or to use the integrated chat. Working times of employees are entered digitally by input or start/stop for payroll accounting and can also be booked into projects and employees can be scheduled. In the area of accounting, openHandwerk has a position breakdown, accumulated partial and advance invoices, serial invoices, security retentions, GAEB, IDS-Connect, Datanorm and §13b construction services.
Strong partners for intelligent software
"With PPG Industries we have gained a strong industrial partner in the field of paint," explains Martin Urbanek, founder and managing director of openHandwerk GmbH. "We are proud of how many manufacturers and specialist dealers want to break new ground with us in order to serve their customers even better and offer them real added value".