Volkswagen Logistics has adopted a new contract management system, cuContract, made by Circle Unlimited.

Before adopting the system, the German carmaker’s logistics arm used a decentralized database. Contracts would first have to be scanned before being entered into this database.

VW Logistics decided on cuContract because the system can easily be expanded and it can be seamlessly integrated into the group’s existing SAP system. Contracts from different divisions can now be viewed, processed and categorized, while an authorization system safeguards data security.

About 7,000 contracts have already been entered into the system, using the appropriate categorizations. Priorities in the new implementation are cost and sales analysis.

Major beneficiaries of the new software are the 70 employees in charge of contract auditing.

cuContract will be deployed at three Volkswagen Logistics sites. Other locations will follow. Internally, the automaker is also discussing whether to deploy the system for supplier management.

Volkswagen Logistics provides integrated logistics services for the VW group and external customers. It looks after the complete supply chain and offers services ranging from just-in-time delivery of components to the transport of finished vehicles.

Hamburg-based Circle Unlimited is a German consultant and solutions specialist in enterprise asset management based on SAP.