The project itself was implemented in a dynamic way: less than one year from the project launch, the KOTTI system was already in use at Kotkamills Oy. Not all aspects of the project were completed in a year, but the goal was for the new system to take over within a year, and that was achieved.
KOTTI consists of two parts: the MES and sales and logistics management. Petri Hirvonen says that in spite of the broad scale of the project, it remained within budget. So far, the overall system has undergone two updates. Non-invasive updates are possible because a productized system approach was chosen. The updates have covered the latest product versions and features tailored for Kotkamills Oy, such as the addition of price calculation components to invoice lines.
Implementing updates in stages has provided not only a cost-effective way to tailor solutions to match Kotkamills’ needs, but also the opportunity to seamlessly manage product life cycles.
“Kotkamills Oy is continuously developing its system, and at the same time ABB is evaluating the scope for productizing the features in question. This year´s development work is under evaluation, as are the version upgrades that may be implemented,” says Ms. Tiia Lantta, Sales System Manager.