Complex business processes integrated in Ivenza

Design and configuration

The sales, orders and production process starts in Ivenza with designing from scratch or choosing products from a catalogue. Ivenza designs are called models; 3D drawings of products with active properties and rules. That means that any drawing can be modified easily by a user but always within the limits and characteristics that the model has been given. This system of rules and features locked into the design has an essential function, namely to ensure that each design beyond doubt, can be produced, transported and assembled quickly and flawlessly.


In the SODA design system a built-in pricing mechanism is available. That means that in the product configurator at any time current selling price can be obtained. This price calculation algorithm can be set to a high granularity affecting the totalprice when different materials and decorative fittings are used. Each design can be transformed into a quotation with drawings, pricing, product specifications and delivery conditions listed in one single document. In a quote multiple designs can be shown and specified. Moreover, the offer can comprise also stock commodities such as chairs, sofas and armchairs.

Order Entry

The order-entry system within Ivenza enables users to follow up quotes and monitor orders. Using a configurable dashboard, quotes can be transformed into orders and converted into production orders. Orders may also be refused, put on hold or canceled. On a per-order-basis is to determine which production location or outsourcer the order must produce and deliver.


The Ivenza catalog (subdivided in various specialist sub catalogs) can be an important starting point in the design of storage systems, panel shapes and layouts of homes and offices. Using the catalog groups designs can be classified. Per group and per design is a front, side and top view of the product to see. In addition, you can create a 3D image or an atmospheric picturefoto applying a product or design.

If the user has chosen a design from the catalog, a copy of the design will be read into the personal part of the user. The user can open the product configurator and adjust the copy of this catalog product to his or her wishes within the design limits and manufacturing boundaries that you set in advance.

Retail & Category Management

An essential user of the system is the Ivenza Retail Manager. The Retail Manager is able to determine what the product lines are, how the catalog database is constructed, what furniture fittings can be chosen. In addition, the Retail Manager is responsible for the central price mechanism, supply conditions and finally the overall workflow. This means that a Retail Manager is responsible for entire business processes from design to manufacturing and packaging of Ivenza products.

Production Management

A second major user and manager within Ivenza is the Production Manager. In the production environment of Ivenza the Production Manager has dashboard pages available that provides him with vital information about all kinds of manufacturing processes ranging from orders open to production, work in progress (WIP) and what has been completed. A production manager is concerned with the allocation of raw materials for production, production planning and production infrastructure and routing. He performs tasks related to material requirements and material consumption and exchange of this information between Ivenza and ERP systems and warehouse management systems.

Packaging & Shipment

Lotsize 1 manufacturing also means custom packaging of those products. Ivenza facilitates on-demand packaging through interfaces with packaging equipment. Semi-finished products are grouped according to size, weight and material. Ivenza determines the optimal placement of articles and best packaging based on various settings, including sales orders and deliveries. Based on this grouping, shipping containers are assigned and the grouped products are bundled to a single shipping unit.

Each shipping unit is equipped with unique and traceable shipping number. This shipping number can be used by SSCC labels in Ivenza. Using interfaces between Ivenza and warehouse management systems, information about route planning and cargo planning can be printed on the labels.