Reference dealer: Micron S.r.l.
Production of professional food slicing machines
An ERP tool like Mago if
can help to grow in a rational
and profitable manner.
To achieve this it is of fundamental
promote with the company
those small and gradual
changes in behavior
which at all levels normally
tend to slow down a change.
Noaw srl@ was founded in 1977 and since then has been
designing and producing professional manual and automatic
food slicing machines. Located at Oggiona con
Santo Stefano, in the Province of Varese Northern Italy, the
Company has 43 employees and has an annual turnover
of circa 7 million Euro.
Starting off as a third party processing company Noaw@
has gradually developed its own line of products, which
are now exported with success all over the world.
The “computerization” of Noaw@ has evolved over time in
the most classic of manners, from a traditional method of
accounting to the actual computer based revision of all the
corporate processes. “When we were offered Mago III, we
wanted a product capable of implementing our continuous
requirements over time. We were convinced by the modularity
of Mago and the simplicity by
which it can be used. From that
moment a long time has passed and
release after release we have discovered
new functionalities and new
and different ways to use the program”
Mr. Cisternino remembers,
and goes on to say “in fact at the
start we used the management tool
mainly to record and issue Notes and
Invoices, but with time we realized
that we could take advantage of the
Even the use of the pre-prepared
forms and modules proved to be of
great assistance, but above all it was
thanks to the assistance and training provided by our technological
partner Micron of Milan (Microarea Centre of
Development) that we started to understand the idea of
extending the use of Mago for management of orders,
inventory and production”.
In effect this has been a structural decision by the
Company. The Manager had and still has the task of optimizing
corporate management as a whole thanks to the
gradual and intelligent introduction of IT. Noaw@ has identified
the use of Mago.net as an ERP (Enterprise Resource
Planning) tool as the key for optimization a series of operational
phases by freeing-up lots of human energy from
the tasks of planning and control.
The story of a successful SME, which employs Mago.net to improve performances and enhance efficiency.
Gradual changes in the perception of software, from a simple
accounting solution to a real and proper reorganization
of corporate processes, has brought about many advantages
besides the ones already mentioned.
“To be able to issue the Supplier with a purchase order and
with drawings attached you only need to enter into
Mago.net” as Mr Cisternino explains “in collaboration with
Micron, Più 39 and an AutoDesk partner we are developing
a custom PDM (Product Design Management) to manage
not only drawings and projects, but also information about
Clients associated with the various projects. We have therefore
created an archive for which the information can be
found by means of various search criteria, and which will
serve in the design of new products, in conjunction for
example with the variants and cost accounting modules of
Another enormous advantage has been obtained by reorganizing
the inventory by means of using the Mago.net
The objective at this stage is to achieve an even more integrated
use of Mago, and to increase the number of corporate
processes managed through the support of the management
tool. “The next step is that of linking the Orders
process with the production process, including all the
customizations realized” is the assessment of the Manager.
“Over the next few years we envisage to strengthen the use
of Mago also by remote access, by expanding the activity
that we normally carry out in the maintenance sector. From
this perspective Mago.net possess many strengths, that we
intend to use to make the control and management activities
more independent from the physical localization of the
“IT is a great opportunity for those companies who wish to
inject competitiveness and efficiency into their structures.
Obviously it must be integrated carefully by following the
core requirements, in the same way which the company
must adopt certain behaviors and procedures. The advantage
to be had is very big: you can decide which functions
to decentralize and which to continue to follow at a management
level, but above all you will never lose control of
the real situation of each single business process, by the
availability of information in real time and by being able to
make decisions after due consideration” Mr Cisternino concludes.